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SIMPSON, Sir James Young (1811-1870): notes from his lectures on midwifery

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S75
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: SIMPSON, Sir James Young (1811-1870): notes from his lectures on midwifery
Date(s): [1857]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 vols
Name of creator(s): Miller | James William | 1836-1901 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

James Young Simpson graduated from Edinburgh University in 1832. He was made President of the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh in 1835 and became Professor of Midwifery there in 1839. He was especially famous for his advocacy and use of chloroform in obstetric practice, but was also renowned for his work in gynaecology and obstetrics, particularly in the use of forceps and for various methods of ovariotomy.

James William Miller was born, 1836; MD, Edinburgh, 1857; licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, 1857; examination in medicine and pathology, University of Aberdeen; Medical Officer, Liff and Benvie Poorhouse; physician, Dundee Royal Infirmary; surgeon, Dundee prison; died, 1901.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notes on midwifery taken by James William Miller of Dundee from the lectures of Sir James Young Simpson, at the University of Edinburgh, c 1857.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

By volume

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the College Library by J B Blaikley, grandson of J W Miller, in October 1967.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Library to the College Archives in August 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of J Y Simpson (ref: S54)

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Biographical details for James William Miller from The Medical Directory.

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:
Jul 2008

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