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Vivae imagines partium corporis humani aereis formos expressae 1579 Plantin and ValverdeThe College, now in its sixth century of existence, has printed and manuscript treasures in surgical and other topics, from the 1400s to the 1900s.

Some of them are very rare. Some are spectacularly illustrated. Some are written by Scots. Some are French classics.

Many are in need of restoration and conservation work.

If you would like to support this project please email library@rcsed.ac.uk or call +44(0)131 527 1630. Visits can be arranged. Alternatively, there is an online form below which is available for you to register your interest in supporting important heritage material.

Adopt a Book Request

If you would like to support us in our efforts to try to ensure the future of these important items for generations to come, please complete this form and submit it.

We shall contact you by email, telephone or letter, to explore some possibilities.

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To help the selection, please give us an idea of your field of interest e.g : 16th century book, 17th century book, book by a famous surgeon, book with special illustration etc.

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Donors to the Project

We thank the donors most sincerely. Their generosity is funding the conservation of important printed and manuscript heritage, for future generations.

Below is a list of current donors. To search the list use the search box provided.



Name:
Dr Claire Frauenfelder
Book or Manuscript:
Stokes, William (1804-1878)
A treatise on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the chest. Dublin: Hodges and Smith, 1837.

Acknowledgements:
The sponsoring of the conservation of this book commemorates the graduation of Dr Eamon Raith on his path to becoming a cardiothoracic surgeon 14th December 2011.

Name:
Professor Alan Rodger FRCSEd, FRCR, FRANZCR, FAChPM
Book or Manuscript:
1. Scultetus, Johannes. Cheiroplotheke, seu armamentarium chirurgicum. 1655.
2. Anon. The garden. Signed by Lister’s mother. 1834
3. Bell, Charles. The anatomy and philosophy of expression as connected with the fine arts ... 1865

Acknowledgements:
Not yet available

Name:
Noirin Shirley, Eoin and Rosie
Book or Manuscript:
Lind, James (1716-1794) A treatise on the scurvy … 1757,
Lind, James (1716-1794) An essay on the most effectual means of preserving the health of seamen … 1774,
Lind, James (1716-1794) An essay on diseases incidental to Europeans in hot climates … 1771
Acknowledgements:
In recognition of the many achievements of their father, Mr Patrick K. Plunkett MB BCh BAO, FRCSEd, FRCSGlas, FCEM, SBStJ Commissioner of the St John Ambulance Brigade of Ireland, and in celebration of his birthday, September 2009.

Name:
Mr Roopkishore Tandon FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
Mémoires de l’Académie Royale de Chirurgie. Vol. 1. 1743
Acknowledgements:
Commemorating his gratitude to his parents, whose sacrifices led to their children’s success in science and medicine.

Name:
The family of Judith E P Young CBiol MIBiol
Book or Manuscript:
Inquiry into the causes and effects of the variolae vaccinae, a disease discovered in some of the western counties of England, particularly Gloucestershire, and known by the name of the Cow Pox. Second edition. 1800.
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Ms Marianne Smith
Book or Manuscript:
Cases in surgery, particularly, of cancers, and disorders of the head from external violence. With observations. To which is added an account of the Sibbens.
By James Hill Surgeon in Dumfries. 1772.
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr John Chalmers FRCPE FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
1. Duncan, Andrew (Sen). Medical cases ... 1776-1777. 1778
2. Duncan, Andrew (Sen). Heads of lectures on the institutions of medicine. 1809
3. Duncan, Andrew (Sen). A letter to Dr James Gregory of Edinburgh...1811

Acknowledgements:
With thanks for RCSEd Library research assistance.