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Benjamin Coles commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 2/041
Scope and Contents "Anthropologica nova seu liber medicus manualis, scrip[si]t. Binj. Coles, G. Fosters, 8 Septem[be]r. 1735."

Contains 171 entries including definitions, medical recipes, and prescriptions for ailments, diseases, and pregnancy. Occasional entries concern matters of materia medica or natural history.
Dates: circa 1730s

Commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 2/122
Scope and Contents Volume of unnamed Charleston physician with alphabetical listing of ailments and prescriptions with reference to physician’s cases or published sources, 1839. Include case report of woman dead in childbirth and accounts of physician’s experiences with yellow fever cases during an outbreak in Charleston during the summer of 1839. Physician describes climatic conditions, symptoms of patients, and general observations. Includes copy of letter, [1839] Sept. 13, summarizing events of outbreak....
Dates: 1839

English commonplace book on observations relating to human abnormalities and natural phenomena

Identifier: MSS 2/217
Scope and Contents English commonplace book, compiled by an unknown author by 1795, containing observations and historical anecdotes relating to human abnormalities, including dwarfs and giants, longevity and rejuvenation, and multiple births, as well as natural phenomena, such as fires and earthquakes. Many anecdotes are dated and contain citations to sources.
Dates: circa 1795

Juliet Coates Walton commonplace book

Identifier: MSS 2/106
Scope and Contents Commonplace book, 1848-1883, containing medicinal and household recipes, poetry, and quotations. Several printed items laid in.
Dates: 1848 - 1883

Thomas Ruston papers

Identifier: MSS 2/137
Scope and Contents This small collection of manuscripts, 1764-1802, documents the education, medical career, and personal life of Thomas Ruston. Items in the collection relating to Ruston's medical education at the University of Edinburgh include notes on two lectures on the pulse delivered by William Cullen with drafts of three letters by Ruston describing his affairs, 1764-1765; petitions signed by the students of the university, protesting the lack of regulations in granting degrees, 1764; and an...
Dates: 1764 - 1802