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Young, Thomas ( 1730 -1783)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.5103-5107
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Young, Thomas ( 1730 -1783)
Date(s): c 1770
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 volumes
Name of creator(s): Blagden | Sir | Charles | 1748-1820 | Knight | physician
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

Thomas Young was born, 1730; MD, University of Edinburgh, 1761; apprenticed as an apothecary and surgeon in Edinburgh, becoming a master surgeon in 1755; joined the Incorporation of Surgeons, 1751; Deacon of the Incorporation of Surgeons, 1756-1762; Professor of Midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, 1756-1783; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1762; created a Lying-In Ward at the Royal Infirmary to give clinical lectures which eventually became the Edinburgh Maternity Hospital; died, 1783.


Scope and content/abstract:

Holograph notes taken down by [Sir] Charles Blagden [1748-1820] when a student at Edinburgh University, from Thomas Young's lectures on midwifery .

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In 5 volumes.

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: 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:

Immediate source of acquisition:

From the Blagden Collection.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

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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