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Sanders, John

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0100
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Sanders, John
Date(s): c1689
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Sanders | John | fl 1689 | medical practitioner


Administrative/Biographical history:

The volume is dedicated to 'His most honored Lady Elizabeth Vice Countis of Powerscort. Are humbly dedicated these Chirurgical Labors of your Ladyships Most Dutiful and Obedient Servant, John Sanders.' This is probably Lady Elizabeth Boyle (d 1709), who married Folliot Wingfield, Viscount Powerscourt, of County Wicklow, Ireland.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of John Sanders, c 1689, comprising a manuscript volume in Latin and English, titled small tract of Chirurgerie and Phisical plants etc, all which I have faithfully gathered from divers Learned Authors, Besides mine owe practise, and what I have seen of others, in this citty of Doublin. Containing notes on treatments for various medical conditions, including gun shot wounds, ulcers, and the King's Evil (Scrofula), and advice on how to provide the Chirurgeons Chest for Military occasions; a list of medicaments bought from an Apothecary in Bow Lane, London, in 1689; a list titled Medicamentorum formulae apud medicos Londinenses usilationes; a list of herbal plants used in remedies; and a table of diseases.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and Latin

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

A note in the front of the volume states that the College was offered the manuscript for 10, but the Library Committee purchased it for 1 two years later.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased by the Library after 1928.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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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