Manual Tracing Your Medical Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians

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Some have journals that regular publish obituaries or news. The Medical Directory or Register will note the membership of any Colleges. Information for members is across the board limited, there is more likely to be information on Fellows, those that were awarded prizes or who served on College committees or as officers at some stage. These doctors might initially belong to the Physicians or Surgeons Colleges, or hold some kind of joint qualification, but most probably obtained licentiateship of the Society of Apothecaries. The Medical Registers or Directory probably hold the most information on them.

In membership by examination was introduced, the College received its Royal designation, and a year later began admitting fellows. In the GMC agreed it could be a registerable qualification, leading to two designations:. The College holds an obituary roll of members up to with extracts of published obituaries. We have a small collection of restricted information in the archives, contact the Archivist for more information.

Not all Physicians belonged to the Royal College. The Hospital Records Database may help with hospital based doctors. Over the years candidates were examined on general medicine and a special subject. The term 'surgeon' traditionally described a person who performed operations with the use of surgical instruments.

However some surgeons, particularly in the 19th century, also worked in other areas of medical practice. Surgeons' Lives; a compendium of illustrated biographies of notable Fellows spanning the College's year history, from the 16th century to the present day. For biographical information about surgeons, whether in London or elsewhere, who belonged to the Company of Surgeons, , or the Royal College of Surgeons of England see Plarr's Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons, 7 vols.

For later obituaries see Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons. It is to this charter that the College traces its origins as the oldest medical incorporation in the world. During the latter part of the nineteenth century the Scottish medical colleges began to offer joint medical and surgical qualifications. Recipients were listed in the Medical Register as having the letters "Lic.

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It resulted in extremely long letters after the qualifying person's name. Edin, Surg,Edin, S urg. This College was founded in These would only tend to be of the really "important" Fellows and Members. The British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology used to carry them but not any more.

Other than that, the deaths of all Fellows get reported to Council and therefore are noted in the minutes - contact the archivist for further details. It began in as the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums and Hospitals for the Insane, was later known as the Royal Medico-Psychological Association and changed its status to a medical royal college with membership by examination in Membership lists were printed in the Journal of Mental Science from the s to the s; these are in the College Library. Year Books from the s to late s listing members are in the archives.

The British Journal of Psychiatry [ previously Journal of Mental Science until recently published obituaries of all important psychiatrists.

The Psychiatrist carries current obituaries. The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent educational organisation for doctors, dentists, scientists and others involved in medicine and health care.

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Formed out of a number of medical societies, today it provides CPD for health professionals, has a large library and archive and is another place to look for ancestors or contextual information about the world in which they worked. The term 'apothecary' traditionally described a person who dispensed medicines and who would now be called a chemist or a druggist. The Society was incorporated as a City Livery Company by royal charter from James I on 6 December in recognition of apothecaries' specialist skills in compounding and dispensing medicines. In the Society won a key legal suit known as the Rose Case against the Royal College of Physicians in the House of Lords, which ruled that apothecaries could both prescribe and dispense medicines.

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Search Trade Me. This listing closed and did not sell. Browse Books. Listing : United Kingdom. View Count: 2. New copy - delivered FREE to any NZ address in business days The medical profession had as much influence on the lives of our ancestors as it does on our lives today. It occupied an extraordinary range of individuals - surgeons- doctors- nurses and specialists of all kinds.

Yet- despite burgeoning interest in all aspects of history and ancestry- medicine has rarely been considered from the point of view of a family historian. This is the main purpose of Michelle Higgss accessible and authoritative introduction to the subject.

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She describes how attitudes to illnesses and disease have changed over time. In particular- she looks at the parts played in the system by doctors and nurses - at their role- training and places of work and she also looks at the patients and their experience of medicine in their day.