Records of the Glasgow Pathological and Clinical Society

Scope and Content

Minute Books, 1873-1909; lists of members present at meetings, 1885-1907; Transactions of the Glasgow Pathological and Clinical Society, 1873-1883; cash book, 1876-1909.

Administrative / Biographical History

Founded as a Pathological Society in 1873 by William Tennant Gairdner, the Society's aim was to have a limited number of working members meeting monthly for the exhibition and study of patients, drawings, preparations and instruments. At its second meeting, a more clinical aspect was introduced and the Society assumed the name of "The Glasgow Pathological and Clinical Society." Almost from its inception, the Society met in the Hall of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and it arranged for the publication of reports of its proceedings to be carried in the Glasgow Medical Journal and in the British Medical Journal. The Society published several volumes of its Transactions. It merged with the Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow in 1907.


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

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Acquisition Information

Not known.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. See also NRA(S) Survey 1909.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Not known.


Not expected.

Related Material

RCPSG 3 records of the Royal Medico-Chirurgical Society of Glasgow 1844-1987.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


Jacqueline Jenkinson, Scottish Medical Societies, 1731-1939, Edinburgh University Press, 1993.