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.
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Set of stereoscopic dental photographs on multiple pages inside box; wooden outer box (a) with black plastic leather-like cover; brown leather spine stamped with gold ink states title, author, section and publishing company; opening on one end; black plastic-covered inner box (b) with opening on on…
Set of stereoscopic dental photographs on multiple pages inside box; wooden outer box (a) with black plastic leather-like cover; brown leather spine stamped with gold ink states title, author, section and publishing company; opening on one end; black plastic-covered inner box (b) with opening on one end; slides into outer box; 37 yellow cardboard pages (c) printed with black ink; first page with title, author, editors, section and publishing company; table of contents on back; slides numbered 1-38 feature two black and white photographs of the anatomy of the face affixed at bottom; at top are explanations, as well as a smaller printed photograph of the stereoscopic image with numbered legend showing different parts; backs are blank
Number Of Parts
a - box - Size: Length 24.1 cm x Width 20.3 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
b - inner box - Size: Length 23.4 cm x Width 18.7 cm x Depth 5.9 cm
c - slides - Size: Length 22.8 cm x Width 17.7 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
(a) Printed on side of box: "STEREOSCOPIC // STUDIES // EDINBURGH // ANATOMY // CRYER // SECTION IX // INTERNAL ANATOMY // OF THE FACE // KEYSTONE VIEW CO."
Storage Room 2005
Slide #5, #35 and second page of table of contents missing; box cover coming off (a)
"Journal of Medical Biography" website; Dr. P. Ralph Crawford
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Dr. P. Ralph Crawford from Winnipeg, Manitoba; the earliest publishing date would be 1903, when Dr. Cunningham arrived at the University of Edinburgh; a more likely first publishing date is 1909, the year he died; one of the editors, Dr. Matthew Cryer, died in 1921.