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Stumbles, Henry Martyn (d 1916)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.7881-7882
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Stumbles, Henry Martyn (d 1916)
Date(s): c 1898-1899
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Stumbles | Henry Martyn | d 1916 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:


Scope and content/abstract:

Surgical lecture and other notes taken by [H.M. Stumbles as a student at Edinburgh University] With numerous coloured sketches. The author is not named, but identification was provided by the donor. The first part of MS. 7881 (ff. 1-80) contains a fair-copy transcript of 21 surgical lectures, no doubt delivered at the Edinburgh Medical School where Stumbles was a student (MB, ChB 1902); this is followed by fair-copy notes on various diseases and conditions pertaining to surgery, including diseases of bones (ff. 81-83), fractures and dislocations (84-242, and in MS. 7882, ff. 1-12), diseases of the blood vessels (13-40), the lymphatic system (41-43), tumours (44-68), the osseous and articular system (69-139), diseases of muscle (141-168), venereal diseases (168-205), injuries and diseases of the nerves (206-239), and middle ear diseases (239-243). The source of the notes is not generally given, though `Harold Stiles MB' [Harold Jalland Stiles, assistant in Surgery, University of Edinburgh, 1889-1900] evidently delivered lecture IX (on anaesthetics), MS. 7881, f. 29, and his name is found again on f. 224 of MS. 7882. The implication is that this was a departure from the norm, and the bulk of the lectures, if not the other notes, presumably derive from John Chiene (1843-1923), Professor of Surgery at Edinburgh. Two cuttings from the British Medical Journal, 26 Nov. 1898 and 9 Jan. 1899, are bound into MS. 7882, ff. 85-86 and 138.

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System of arrangement:

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Conditions governing access:

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 Richard Aspin and Christopher Hilton's typescript supplement to S.A.J Moorat's Catalogue of Western Manuscripts.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Mr Robert Bartlett, 2001.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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