Collection: MS 548: Arthur Fergusson McGill Collection

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Title: Arthur Fergusson McGill Collection

Level: Collection 

Classmark: MS 548

Creator(s): McGill, Arthur Fergusson (1846-1890)

Date: 1890

Main language: English

Size and medium: 2 volumes

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/615037 

Collection group(s): Medical Collections

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Description

Contains two volumes of lecture notes by Arthur Fergusson McGill, for lectures delivered to the Medical Department of the Yorkshire College in 1890.

Administrative or biographical history

Arthur Fergusson McGill (1846-1890) was a surgeon based in Leeds, best-known for establishing the operation of prostatectomy for prostatic enlargement by the suprapubic operation. He undertook the operation on 24 March 1887. Berkeley Moynihan (1865-1936), 1st Baron Moynihan, was present as a dresser at the operation, being house surgeon to McGill at the Leeds General Infirmary.

Born in Lancashire, McGill undertook his surgical training at Kings College Hospital, London, becoming House Surgeon to his godfather, Sir William Fergusson. After qualifying in 1869, he moved to Leeds and was appointed Resident Medical Officer at the Leeds General Infirmary. He continued at the Infirmary, eventually becoming full surgeon in 1884.

He was surgeon to the Leeds Public Dispensary from 1874, at the same time being appointed Demonstrator of Anatomy at the Leeds School of Medicine. He went on to become the first Professor of Anatomy in the School when it became a department of the Yorkshire College in 1884. He was also the Medical Schools' Librarian.


Sources:
Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online, 'McGill, Arthur Fergusson (1846-1890)', http://livesonline.rcseng.ac.uk/biogs/E002633b.htm

The British Association of Urological Surgeons website, Virtual Museum, Famous Urologists, 'Arthur Fergusson McGill', http://www.baus.org.uk/museum/14/arthur_fergusson_mcgill

University of Leeds website, Faculty of Medicine and Health, School of Medicine, 'People of Achievement: Arthur Fergusson McGill, LSA, FRCS (1846-1890)' http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/299/history_of_the_school/365/people_of_achievement/6

Provenance

The notebooks were acquired by the surgeon Sir Arthur Mayo-Robson (1853-1933), when he took up the Chair of Surgery at the Leeds General Infirmary after Arthur McGill's death in 1890. Mayo Robson then presented them to the Leeds School of Medicine in 1901. The notebooks were then transferred to Special Collections in 1981.

The manuscripts were previously catalogued under an artifical collection, SC MS Case notes.

[See letter from Mayo-Robson to the Leeds School of Medicine in 1901, attached inside volume I of the notebooks]

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