Archive collections of the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society available to view online

Some of the Society's rich and unique collection of papers has been catalogued. A grant was received from the Wellcome Trust to catalogue records of the Society. Working in collaboration with the University of Aberdeen's Special Libraries and Archives department, the catalogue was made searchable online via the University's CALM collection management system.

The papers of Sir James McGrigor (1771-1858), who was instrumental in founding the Society and eventually became Director-General of the Army Medical Department, can now be accessed for the first time online. The Society's archive collection also includes a complete series of minute books dating from 1789, accounts, case books, lecture notes and a series of thesauri containing the discourses of members from the early years of the Society.

As a result of this project, the Society's contribution to the provision of medical training, the championing of radical public health measures and the establishment of hospitals and their services within the community will be brought to the attention of those interested in the history of medicine with the intention of stimulating further research into this important and varied collection of papers.

The catalogue to the archives of the Society on the University's Special Collections website can be searched here. The items are not currently available on-line.

We are always pleased to receive new additions to the archive. To have items considered please download the following acquistion form.