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Flemyng, Malcolm: Course of Physiology

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MS.MSL.115-117
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Flemyng, Malcolm: Course of Physiology
Date(s): Mid 18th Century
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: Vol. i (115) 142 folios; Vol. ii (116) 198 folios; Vol. iii (117) 218 folios
Name of creator(s): Flemyng | Malcolm | c 1700-1764 | physiologist and writer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

[Malcolm Flemyng, M.D.; his lectures were published in the form of a text-book An Introduction to Physiology, London 1759.] Flemyng, who was a pupil of Boerhaave and Monro Primus, taught physiology in London in 1751-1752. (He died in 1764.)


Scope and content/abstract:

Malcolm Flemyng's Course of Physiology. Neatly written in Latin by the same hand throughout, but there is no indication of the writer's identity. Vol. i fol. 1, has the title "Physiologia | auctore M. Fleming M.D. celeberrimo."

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

By volume.

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: Warren R. Dawson, Manuscripta medica. A descriptive catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Medical Society of London (London, 1932).

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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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