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Astruc, Jean (1684-1766)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.1006-1018, 2370, 3198 and 7332
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Astruc, Jean (1684-1766)
Date(s): 1723-1761
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 17 volumes
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Jean Astruc occupied one of the chairs of Medicine at Montpellier from 1722 to 1728.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes taken from the lectures by Jean Astruc (and occasionally other figures), produced in Paris or Montpellier, 1723-1761.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

In 17 volumes.

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: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Several items (noted separately) from the Berhard VI Collection. MS.1011 has the ex-libris of "J. M. Pourcin Manuescensis D. M. M." pasted inside each of the covers. he was perhaps the writer of this MS. when a student. MS.7332 has the inscription "Ex libris Joannis Marchon Doctoris Medici 1724" at f. 3v.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from various sources in 1909 (acc.23878), 1927 (acc.46457 and 46550C), 1929 (acc.50806), 1930 (acc.55450), 1931 (acc.64366B, 64367 and 76062), 1933 (acc.66375), 1935 (acc.68661 and 68667), 1936 (acc.69431) and 1997 (acc.350436).

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: MS.3200, part of the Library's collection of material on Jacques Lazerme, also contains material by Astruc.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry 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:
Aug 2008

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