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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.

Gift Aid - Use Gift Aid and you can make your donations worth more. For every pound you give us, we earn an extra 28 pence from HM Revenue & Customs. To qualify for Gift Aid what you pay in income or capital gains tax must at least equal the amount we will claim in the tax year.

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:
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.

Name:
Malcolm MacCallum, of Scotland and Medicine
Book or Manuscript:
Fyfe, Andrew (1752-1824) FRCSEd
One hundred & fifty-eight plates to illustrate “The anatomy of the human body” ... 1830 (2 copies)
The anatomy of the human body: illustrated by one hundred and fifty eight plates ... 1830 (2 copies)
Acknowledgements:
To acknowledge support given by the College Library to Scotland and Medicine, in loaning rare and historical medical and surgical texts for display in their exhibitions.

Name:
Intercollegiate BSS India -Dr Krishnaswamy & Professor Anand
Book or Manuscript:
The number of rare and important books that have been restored using this substantial 2010/11 donation is too large to list here.

It includes Hunter's Gravid uterus, Diemerbroeck's Opera omnia, 1685, Cloquet's five volume large early 19th century Anatomie de l'homme and Eustachius' Tabulae anatomicae, published in 1722.
Acknowledgements:
Presented to the College Library, to fund conservation work on rare medical and surgical texts and archives.

Name:
Dr K T Matthew Seah
Book or Manuscript:
Alexander Monro (Secundus).
Observations on the structure and functions of the nervous system. Illustrated with tables. 1783

Acknowledgements:
To support RCSEd heritage