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Rigg, Joshua (fl 1775)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.4214-4217
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Rigg, Joshua (fl 1775)
Date(s): [1775]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Rigg | Joshua | fl 1775
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Not given.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes, taken while a Student at Edinburgh University, of lectures by John Rutherford, William Cullen, John Gregory and Alexander Monro [1733-1817]. Vol. I Gregory (John). Clinical lectures. 1773 (pp 1-204). Cullen (William). Clinical lectures (pp 205-935). Vol. II Monro (A.). Lectures anatomical and physiological (pp 1-253). Operations in surgery (pp 254-365). On the first preliminary leaf, containing notes of a case, is the date 1775. Vol. III Cullen (W.). Part of a course on the Institutes of Medicine (275 pp). Vol. IV Rutherford (J.). Clinical lectures (pp 1-316). Monro (A.). Treatise on wounds in general (pp. 317-386). A treatise on bandages (pp. 368-430). This last volume is in a smaller quarto. It is dated 1752 on p 1, but this may be the date when the lectures were first given. The script is apparently the same as that of the preceding volumes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

as set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in: S A J Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

In each volume is an ex-libris of Joshua Rigg.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased 1928.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

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:
November 2008

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