Item Details

Call Number: MS Hunter 568 (S.4.13)
Date of Creation: Between 1719 and 1729
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Hunter 1-658
Content: James Douglas, M.D., F.R.S.
On a fly-leaf at the beginning of the volume is the following inscription: "The Anatomy of the patella or the Description and history of the Moveable bone of the knee: considered in a natural and diseased state. With figures after the life, by J.D." Near the end of the volume there is another MS., at the top of the first page of which is this title: "Some Remarks upon a Transverse Fracture of the Patella. Read before the Royall Society November 14. 1724 J.D." Then there follows a MS. which has this title at the top of the first page: "Index Auctorum", and which gives a list, in alphabetical order, of famous writers on medicine and surgery, with the titles of their works. Then there are a few pages of MS. headed: "Some Observations made in Dissecting a stiff Joint of the Knee". And, lastly, a letter, dated March 5th 1724/5, evidently to Douglas, from "Jon Shipton", which treats mainly of the patella. Folio.
Shipton is no doubt John Shipton, Surgeon, 1680-1748.
Title in James Douglas' hand, the rest amanuensis G. Douglas
Physical Description: In bound volume
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Treatise
Bibliography: John Young & P.H. Aitken, A catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of the Hunterian Museum in the University of Glasgow (Glasgow, 1908), p. 433.
Accession Number: 2482
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: James Douglas 1675-1742
Known as James Douglas of the Pouch.
author: John Shipton 1680-1748
Surgeon.
subject: Royal Society
Founded in London, 1660.
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