The Medical History Pamphlets

(Collection description created in 2002. Links checked 2009)


University of Bristol, Medical Library

Publication date range

ca 1800-1914 (predominantly nineteenth century)

Number of items

ca 2,087 pamphlets (mostly bound in volumes)

Description of the collection

A collection of pamphlets on various aspects of 19th century medicine, medical practices, medical education, and the diagnosis and treatment of diseases. The most common subject area is gynaecology. These pamphlets include over 100 19th century medical theses in Latin.


By and large, the pamphlets come from the former Library of the Bristol Medico-Chirurgical Society. However, there is material from the Libraries of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and the Bristol General Hospital.

Language(s) of the material

Overwhelmingly English, with some items in French and German


These pamphlets are for consultation only. They are not available for inter-library loan. Reproduction may be possible, subject to considerations of conservation.

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