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HAIGHTON, John (c1755-1823)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 G/PP2/18-19
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: HAIGHTON, John (c1755-1823)
Date(s): 1795-1796
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Haighton | John | c1755-1823 | physiologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Lancashire, about 1755; pupil of Else at St Thomas's Hospital; Surgeon to the guards; Demonstrator of Anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital, resigned, 1789; Lecturer in Physiology, [1788], and Midwifery with Dr Lowder, St Thomas's and Guy's Hospitals; conducted numerous physiological experiments; M D; Fellow, Royal Society; presided at meetings of the Physical Society at Guy's Hospital; joint editor of Medical Records and Researches, 1798; assisted Dr William Saunders in his Treatise on the Liver, 1793; silver medal of the Medical Society of London, 1790; his nephew, Dr James Blundell began to assist him in his lectures, 1814, and took the entire course from 1818; died, 1823.
Publications include: 'An Attempt to Ascertain the Powers concerned in the Act of Vomiting,' in 'Memoirs of the Medical Society of London' (ii. 250) (1789); A syllabus of the Lectures on Midwifery delivered at Guy's Hospital and at Dr Lowder's and Dr Haighton's Theatre in ... Southwark (London, re-printed 1799); A case of Tic Douloureux ... successfully treated by a division of the affected nerve. An inquiry concerning the true and spurious Cęsarian Operation, etc (1813).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to John Haighton, 1796-1817, comprising notes on his lectures titled 'Lectures on physiology', 1795, and 'Lectures on the physiology of the human body, delivered at Guy's Hospital by John Haighton, MD, 1796', taken by an unidentified students.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

2 volumes

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Lecture notes of John Haighton, held at King's College London (Ref: G/PP1/56; G/PP1/62)

Lecture notes of John Haighton, 1801-1817, held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MSS 2663-66), and lecture notes, 1815, held by McGill University, Canada.

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: 'List of Books by Guy's Men in the Wills Library, Guy's Hospital' William Wale, in Guy's Hospital Reports Vol LXVII; Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
October 2001. Revised June 2004

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