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Hill, Robert Gardiner (1811-1878), surgeon

mid 19th Century
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Volume of medical notes compiled by Robert Gardiner Hill between c.1834 and c.1841.

ff. 4r.-22r. clinical lecture by Sir Charles Bell on diseases of the hip joint, delivered at the Middlesex Hospital, London, n.d. (Text and illustrations conform to the version printed in the London Medical Gazette, vol.14 (1834), pp. 296-303).

ff. 22v.-25r., 45r.-50r. remarks on contagious ring worm of the scalp by Samuel Plumbe, surgeon, 28 March 1835.

ff. 25v.-38r. report of cases treated with preparations of iodine, presented to the Harveian Society by William McClure, one of the presidents, 14 Harley Street, 26 April 1836.

ff. 38v.-42r. reports of post-mortem examinations at Lincoln lunatic asylum, by Robert Gardiner Hill, house surgeon, 24 Dec. 1835-11 July 1836.

ff. 42v.-43v. observations on the division of the sphincter muscle, by Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie, n.d.

ff. 44r.-v. account of cases of prolapsus ani treated with nux vomica by Dr. Schwarz of Hesse, n.d.

ff. 50v.-51v. letter from C.J.B. Aldis to the editor of the London Medical Gazette, on Baron A. Sloet van Oldruitenborgh's method of treating epilepsy, The Hague, 14 Oct. 1836, transcribed by Hill.

ff. 52r.-56r. memorandum on the treatment of the insane by Philippe Pinel, as recounted by his son in Mémoires de l'Académie de médecine, 1835, extracted and translated into English by Hill, n.d.

ff. 56v.-59r. article on Lincoln lunatic asylum, transcribed from the Lincoln and Stamford Mercury, 13 Oct. 1837.

ff. 59v.-60v. Extract from George Man Burrows, Commentaries on the causes of insanity (London, 1828), relating to the asylum of Sonnenstein, Pirna, Saxony, n.d. Incomplete.

ff. 61r.-63v. blank.

ff. 64r.-79r. extract from Augustus Bozzi Granville, The spas of England: Midland spas (London, 1841), relating to Lincoln lunatic asylum transcribed by Hill, n.d.

ff. 79v.-388v. blank.


mid 19th Century

Physical description

388 ff. 1 vol., 220 × 130 mm. Half calf binding, with marbled boards.

Acquisition note

Purchased from Jeremy Norman, San Francisco, 1994.

Finding aids

Described in typescript supplements, by Christopher Hilton and Richard Aspin, to the Library's published finding aids.


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