I happen to believe there is a lot we can
learn from old texts.
Sanitatis - The Rule of Health
A Gaelic Medical Manuscript of the Early Sixteenth Century or perhaps
OR, The Sages Triumph over Old Age and the Grave, wherein, A Method is
laid down for Prolonging the Life and Vigour of Man. (1744) (pdf)
History of Scottish Medicine to 1860
By John D. Comrie (1927)
the NHS Service in Scotland
How the NHS came into being in Scotland is a story that isn't widely
known. It had its own strong and distinctively Scottish roots well
in Ancient Erin
Sketch from Celtic to Mediaeval times (1909) (pdf)
By the British Medical Association (1922)
Or a Treatise on the Prevention and Cure of Diseases by Regimen and
Simple Medicines with an Appendix containing a dispensatory for the
use of Private Practitioners by William Buchan M.D. Fellow of the
Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. (1789).(pdf)
By J. M. Hogge, M.P.
A Plea for a
By George S. Keith, M.D., LL.D, F.R.C.P.. (1897)
Found this article on an old copy of MacMillan's Magazine.
The Complete Herbal by
Nicholas Culpeper M. D. (50Mb) (458 pages) (Published 1835) (pdf)
Containing 500 cuts of the most useful plants which are used is the
practice of Physick by Elizabeth Blackwell (1738)
Popular Domestic Medicine in the
Highlands fifty years ago
From the Transactions of the Gaelic Society
18th Century Book of Herbal Remedies
This is a pdf of a hand written book of herbal remedies.
Victorian Pharmacy is a historical documentary TV series in four parts,
first shown on BBC Two in July 2010.
And his Dictionary of Practical Medicine
History of Scottish Medicine
By John D. Comrie (1932) in 2 volumes
Volume 1 |
Domestic Medicine and Hygiene
Being a short account of the most common diseases, their causes and treatment, written in plain language by William J. Russell, M.B. (1878) (pdf)
of the Murray Royal Institution for the Insane, Perth
From its establishment in 1827 to the end of the first Half-century of
its existence in 1877 by Lauder Lindsay, M.D., F.R.S.E. (1878) (pdf)
Speech by the Right
Hon, Sir Lyon Playfair, K.C.B.
Member for the Universities of Edinburgh and St. Andrews, on the Medical
Act Amendment Bill, Delivered on the Second Reading, in the House of
Commons, on 22d June 1884. (pdf)
Two Great Scotsmen,
The Brothers William & John Hunter
By George Mather MD (1893)
Reminiscences of a Country Doctor 1840-1914
By David Pride, M.D., J.P. (1914) (pdf)
Life in the
Essays by Harriet Martineau (1845) (pdf)
of Scottish Graduates Outside Scotland in the Nineteenth Century
A chapter from the History of Scottish Medicine
A Valedictory Address delivered on the occasion of retiring from the
Chair of the Medico-Chirurgical Society on 7th January 1875 by P. D.
By Andrew Chevallier. The last decade has seen a rapid increase in the
publication of books on herbal medicine. However, it is rare to find
one, such as this, that incorporates details of over-the-counter
remedies, written for the general public by a practicing herbal
practitioner. Andrew Chevallier brings to this book years of experience
in clinical practice and book authorship (he is the author of the
Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants, also published by Dorling
Kindersley). Andrew is a well-known and respected member of the herbal
fraternity in the UK, having been in the past President of the National
Institute of Medical Herbalists (2007) (pdf)
Caledonian Medical Journal
Including an article on Old Gaelic medical manuscripts By Dr. MacKay
John Marshall, F.R.S.
President of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London at the
Annual Meeting, March 1st, 1883 (pdf)
The Story of a Doctor's Telephone
Told by His Wife by Ellen M. Firebaugh (1912) (pdf)
And the things that pertain to her Life by Ellen M. Firebaugh (1894) (pdf)
Being a plain, practical medical work designed for the use of families
and individuals on vegetable, or botanical principles: in four parts by
Peter Elkins Sanborn (1836) (pdf)
By Dr. John Fraser of the Fife and Kinross District Lunatic Asylum,
Cupar, Fife, Scotland, January 28,1875.(pdf)
Caledonian Medical Journal
Edited by W. A. MacNaughton, M.A., M.D., D.P.B and Andrerw Little, M.B.
C.M. (1904) (pdf)
Contains notes on old Gaelic Medical
video advert in Scotland (mp4)
Life of Dr.
Late Chandos Professor of Anatomy and Medicine in the University of St.
Andrews by George Wilson, M.D., Author of the "Life and Works of the
Hon. Henry Cavendish". (1852) (pdf)