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HAIGHTON, John (1755-1823): notes from his lectures on midwifery, c1798

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S79
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: HAIGHTON, John (1755-1823): notes from his lectures on midwifery, c1798
Date(s): [1798]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Ricards | Jasper D | fl 1798 | medical student


Administrative/Biographical history:

John Haighton was 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).

Jasper D Ricards entered the United Hospitals (St Thomas' and Guys), 10 Sep 1798.


Scope and content/abstract:

Manuscript notes by Jasper D Ricards taken from lectures on the 'Principles and Practice of Midwifery' delivered by John Haighton.

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System of arrangement:

Single item

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Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the College Library by The Matron of the Royal Maternity Hospital, Belfast, in 1960.

Immediate source of acquisition:

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

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other notes taken from Haighton's lectures can be found in (Ref: S83, S92 and S93).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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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