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Asbury, Jacob Vale (fl 1816-1870)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0213
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Asbury, Jacob Vale (fl 1816-1870)
Date(s): 1816-1842
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Asbury | Jacob Vale | fl 1816-1870 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Jacob Vale Asbury, of Enfield, Middlesex, became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons, and a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries in 1816. He was surgeon at the Government Union School in Enfield, and at the North Division Metropolitan Police. He was the inventor of an instrument for puncturing the Membrana Tympani, and the inventor and patentee of the Esse in Tuto railway carriage. Asbury published A treatise on epidemic cholera: illustrating a new theory of the disease, on which the principles of a systematic mode of treatment are established (London: Longman, 1833).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Jacob Vale Asbury, 1816-1843, comprising a manuscript volume by Asbury, containing notes of the lectures of John Abernethy given at St Bartholomew's, 25 Jul 1816; notes titled Observations on the Pulse, by Dr Fordyce, 18 Sep 1816; notes titled Lectures on the Principle Operations of Surgery by Sir Everard Home, 1812; notes titled Cases and Original Observations, 1842; tables of statistics on the population of Enfield, and Great Britain; and mathematical calculations on the cubic inches of water in a box.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The provenance of this material is not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Abernethy (MS0210); Notes of lectures by Abernethy by Peter Mere Latham (MS0211); William Cooke's notes of lectures by Abernethy and others (MS0212); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Mortimer (MS0214); Autograph Letter from John Abernethy to Mr Reece (MS0215); Autograph Letters from John Abernethy to the Royal College of Surgeons (MS0216); Admittance card for Anthony Holbrow to the lectures of John Abernethy (MS0217); Notes on Surgical Lectures of Sir Everard Home and John Abernethy (MS0218); W Downes notes of John Abernethy's lectures on surgery (MS0053); Prosser-Harvey Collection containing notes of Abernethy's lectures (MS0081).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Medical Directories, 1860 and 1870; and Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine - Library catalogue.

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:
Sep 2008

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