Mould of the hand of Sir James Syme, professor of Clinical Surgery at Edinburgh University (1833-69); he was a celebrated surgeon especially noted for his amputation skill and techniques; John Brown, a pupil, suggested having a mould made for posterity; the original is in the Anatomical Museum of the University of Edinburgh; presented to Dr. R.I. Harris by Sir James Learmonth, chairman of Clinical Surgery, Edinburgh University, after a lecture given on Sir James Syme.
Overall surface grime on both sides, minor creases at fold lines; minor fading on signatures; edges show creased border where prevously mounted in frame
Kirsty Earley Digital Heritage Officer Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow; 11 April 2019
Certificate given to James Stirling, who studied at the University of Glasgow and practiced at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. He took classes from 1827-1829. One of them being placement at the Infirmary in 1829. The certificate acknowledges his completion of his placment at the Infirmary before he graduated in 1830.
The name at the very bottom is that of Robert Perry who was the president of the College, (then known as the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow), from 1843-1845. He was a physician and surgeon at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary from 1820-1848. Robert Cowan was a member of the College and practiced at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Dr. James Stirling was a graduate of the University of Glasgow; he began practising in Vancleek (?) Hill, Ontario.
Printed on spine: "Buchan's // Domestic // Medicine"; on frontispiece: "Domestic Medicine: // or // A Treatise // on the // Prevention and Cure // of // Diseases, // By Regimen and Simple Medicines // A NEW EDITION, // EDITED, AND BROUGHT DOWN TO THE PRESENT STATE OF // MEDICAL SCIENCE, BY A FELLOW OF THE ROYAL // COLLEGE OF SURGEONS, EDINBURGH"
Storage Room 2005
Unit Of Measure
Length 14.9 cm X Width 10.0 cm X Depth 3.8 cm
Shows wear overall and edges; spine top is split vertically for 1.0 cm; paper yellowed
"Dr William Buchan (1729–1805) and his Domestic medicine,"
Peter M Dunn, https://fn.bmj.com/content/83/1/F71. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/fn.83.1.F71
This book was originally published in 1769, and sold 80,000 copies in many languages. It was meant to be used by families who wished to learn how to treat and avoid diseases. This specific example was printed in 1845, and brought to Canada by the family of Alfred Hyde Clark in the same year.