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Adopt a Book

Vivae imagines partium corporis humani aereis formos expressae 1579 Plantin and Valverde

With the College now in its sixth century of existence, our Archive and Library contain both printed and manuscript treasures in the field of surgery, as well as other topics, dating from the 15th Century.

Ours is an exceedingly varied collection, comprising everything from legal documents in old Scots to religious texts in French and Latin.

Preserving such a collection requires great care and effort and many of its items are in need of restoration and conservation work.

We are committed to ensuring the survival of these treasured items so that they may inform and be appreciated by future generations, and we always appreciate assistance in doing so.

Adopting one of our items not only secures its future but links you to it in perpetuity. It is thus a fantastic way to leave a legacy at the same time as assisting our work.

Joining the Adopt a Book Program

If you would like to support this project please email library@rcsed.ac.uk or call +44(0)131 527 1632.  



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.

Mr Jonathan Clasper FRCSEd ULL
Book or Manuscript:
Bell, Charles. Illustrations of the great operations of surgery…1821
Bell, Charles. Letters concerning the diseases of the urethra. London 1810
Bell, Charles, Sir. Institutes of surgery…Vols 1 and 2. Edinburgh, 1838
Bell, Charles, Sir. Practical essays. Edinburgh 1842
Bell, Charles. Surgical observations …London, 1816
Bell, Charles. An essay on the forces which circulate the blood. London 1819

Mr H Vincent Corbett FRCSEd
Book or Manuscript:
Hodgson, J A treatise on the diseases of the veins and arteries London: Underwood, 1815
to enable me to acknowledge and memorialise the work my son (also a surgeon) is doing in ... Southern England.