Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0135
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
Title: Lizars, John Lizars and Silvester, Henry Robert
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Lizars | John Lizars | fl 1853-1855 | student of anatomy
Silvester | Henry Robert | 1829-1908 | surgeon
John Lizars Lizars was a Student in Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1853-1855. No other biographical information is available.
Henry Robert Silvester was born in 1829. He was a Student in Human and Comparative Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1855-1856. He attended King's College London and became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1853. He became Doctor of Medicine in 1855, from the University of London. He worked as an associate at King's College and as consulting physician to the Clapham General Dispensary. He was Medical Assistant to the Royal Humane Society and received the golden Fothergill medal in 1883. Silvester invented hypodermic inflation, a method for making men and animals unsinkable.
Scope and content/abstract:
Papers of John Lizars Lizars and Henry Robert Silvester, 1854-1856, comprising a manuscript volume of notes started by Lizars, as a Student in Anatomy, relating to work on preparations and dissections, reading in the Library, and attending hospital days,1853-1854. His work is countersigned by Frederic Carpenter Skey (Professor of Anatomy and Surgery from 1852) and Edward Stanley (Member of Council 1835-1862 and President 1848 and 1857); the notes are then continued by Silvester, as a Student in Human and Comparative Anatomy, relating to daily activites, including drawings and paintings of specimens, dissections, work with preparations, hospital visits and cataloguing, 1855-1856.
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Language/scripts of material: English
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Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.
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Volumes of work by Students of Anatomy at the Royal College of Surgeons of England: MS0033 - Falconer, John; MS0047 - Arlidge, John Thomas; MS0058 - Hulme, Edward Charles and Skinner, George Robert; MS0074 - Williams, John; MS0132 - Monckton, David Henry; MS0133 - Hallett, George Henry; MS00134 - Carter, Henry Vandyke; MS0136 - Sylvester, John Henry.
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