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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.

Completing this form does not commit you to an adoption.

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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:
Professor W Angus Wallace VP RCSEd (1997-2000)
Book or Manuscript:
Alexander Monro Secundus’
"A description of all the bursae mucosae of the human body; their structure explained and compared with that of the capsular ligaments of the joints …". 1788
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Professor Murray C Meikle FDS RCSEd, New Zealand
Book or Manuscript:
HUNTER, John. The Natural History of the Human Teeth: ... [And:] A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Teeth; ... London: Printed for J. Johnson, 1778. [Copy 1]
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Professor Arnold G D Maran PPRCSEd, Scotland
Book or Manuscript:
"Title selected to be at Librarian's discretion"
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr Jim Foster ex Chief Executive RCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
A Book of Hours. Rouen, circa 1460
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Professor D A D Macleod FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
Engravings, explaining the Anatomy of the Bones, Muscles and Joints by John Bell, Surgeon. Edinburgh: 1794
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr Hugh M Bishop FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
"Title selected to be at Librarian's discretion"
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr J P Bennett FRCSEng
Book or Manuscript:
William Fergusson's System of Surgery and Practical Surgery
Acknowledgements: