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HAIGHTON, John (1755-1823): syllabus and student notes

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S92
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: HAIGHTON, John (1755-1823): syllabus and student notes
Date(s): 1811-[1823]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 vol.
Name of creator(s): Hunter | John | Junior | fl 1811-1823 | 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).

John Hunter, possibly the author of these notes, was a student at Guy's Hospital, enrolling 19 May 1813 and 28 Jun 1815.


Scope and content/abstract:

Printed syllabus of the lectures on midwifery delivered at Guy's Hospital by John Haighton (London, 1811), extensively annotated and interleaved with shorthand notes by John Hunter Junior, presumably taken from Haighton's lectures, 8 Oct 1813.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and English shorthand

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

[Presented to the College as part of the collection of Miles Phillips].

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: S79, S83 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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