The collection comprises material on medical history: an address to the Royal Medical Society on ancient medicine (MS. 1776), his inaugural lecture in the history of medicine (MS. 1777) and an address on ancient Hindu medicine (MS. 1778).
The material is held in chronological order of composition.
Comrie, John Dixon, 1875-1939, physician and medical historian
Holograph, typescript and printed material, unbound.
Immediate source of acquisition:
Presented by Mrs. J.D. Comrie, November 1939 (accession numbers 71384-71385).
Unpublished finding aids:
Described in: 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).
Administrative / biographical background:
John Dixon Comrie was born in 1875 and trained as a physician. He pursued a career as a physician and medical historian: in 1908 he became responsible for teaching Medical History at Edinburgh University, while from 1927 to his death in 1939 he was Physician to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.
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