Thomson, John

  • Thomson, John
Late 18th century
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


An analysis of midwifery: with the diseases incident to pregnancy, and those which commonly happen in the month, to child-bed women. Author's holograph MS. Illustrated by pasted-in engraved plates, and tracings of same in ink, and other pen and wash anatomical drawings, mostly from Smellie's 'Atlas', and a number of small rough pen-drawings of obstetrical subjects. Produced in Deptford.


Late 18th century

Physical description

1 volume 1 l. + 135 pp. + 3 ll. (last 2 bl.). folio. 48 × 371/2 cm. Original calf binding damaged. Fly-leaf mutilated, some leaves damp-stained.


Acquisition note

Purchased 1918.

Biographical note

On the title-page the author names himself as 'Surgeon, Royal Navy, late Assistant Surgeon to the Deptford Yard. Agent for sick and wounded seamen, and one of the Surgeons of the Kent Dispensary', to which he was appointed in 1783: he resigned in 1795.

Finding aids

Database description transcribed from S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Ownership note

From the Spencer Collection.


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Accession number

  • 43179