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Royal College of Surgeons of England

Gardiner, Mr (fl 1774-1775)


Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0118

Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England

Title: Gardiner, Mr (fl 1774-1775)

Date(s): 1774-1775

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 volume

Name of creator(s): Gardiner | Mr | fl 1774-1775 | medical student?


Administrative/Biographical history:

Mr Gardiner attended lectures by Joseph Else, Hugh Smith MD and Thomas Denman, from 1774-1775. Further biographical information is currently unavailable.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Mr Gardiner, 1774-1775, comprising a manuscript volume of lecture notes containing Anatomical Lectures delivered by Mr Joseph Else, Surgeon, from October 1774 to April 1776 at his new anatomical Theatre in St Thomas's Hospital, London, 1774-1776; Question from the Medical Society at Edinburgh to Mr P Owen; Suttons Method of Inoculation; Preparatory Regimen; Mr Joseph Else's Lectures upon Surgery delivered at St Thomas's Hospital, May 1775. Vide Index p448, 1775; Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Physic by Hugh Smith MD; Lectures on Surgery, Continued Vidi Page 217 By Joseph Else; Obstetric Aphorisms and the method of giving assistance in natural, laborious, or preternatural Labours; together with the precise time and most judicious method of applying the Forceps, by Thomas Denman MD in London; Dr McKensie's Maxims to his Pupils; and prescriptions or recipes for various diseases and conditions.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the College by Mr Fred Haward, in 1894.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Notes of surgical lectures of Joseph Else, by Phillip Cornish, 1773 - MS0116; and notes of anatomical lectures by Joseph Else, by Gardiner - MS0118.

Notes of lectures by Joseph Else, by [John Randall], 1776 - King's College London Archives: G/PP7; and notes of lectures by Joseph Else, c1785 - Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine: MSS 2292, 6918.

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Anya Turner.

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: Sep 2008

Anatomy | Biology
Lectures (teaching method) | Teaching methods
Medical education | Higher science education
Medical treatment | Therapy | Medical sciences
Midwifery | Nursing | Medical sciences
Obstetrics | Medical sciences
Surgery | Medical sciences
Vaccination | Preventive medicine | Systems of medicine

Personal names
Denman | Thomas | 1733-1815 | physician
Else | Joseph | d 1780 | anatomist and surgeon
Smith | Hugh | d 1790 | physician

Corporate names
Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh
St Thomas' Hospital | London