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

Name:
Mr Anthony Bleetman FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
Gray's Anatomy 1st edition
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr Chris McInrue
Book or Manuscript:
John Hunter "A treatise on the blood." Edinburgh 1794
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Dr Ivor Davie FRCA FRCP
Book or Manuscript:
Simpson, J. Y. Etherization. 1840s
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Mr Richard A Buxton FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
"Title selected to be at Librarian's discretion"
Acknowledgements:

Name:
The Library Association Retired Members' Guild
Book or Manuscript:
Boerhaave, Herman (1668-1738)Consultationes medicae: sive sylloge epistolarum cum responsis Hermanni Boerhaave. Volumen primum. 1744(Dutch physician and professor of medicine who was the first great clinical, or “bedside,” teacher. Boerhaave graduated in philosophy from the University of Leiden in 1684 and in medicine from the academy at Harderwijk in 1693. He spent the whole of his professional life at the University of Leiden, serving as professor of botany and of medicine, rector of the university, professor of practical medicine, and professor of chemistry. Inspired teacher)
Acknowledgements:

Name:
Professor Alan Rodger FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
1. Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis Medicorum Londinensis [Royal College of Physicians of London] 1746
2. Pharmacopoeia Pauperum, in usum nosocomii Regii Edinburgensis. [Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh] 1758
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