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  • Title
    Astley Paston Cooper's Papers
  • Reference
    MS0008
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date
    1788-1841
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    Papers of Sir Astley Paston Cooper (1788-1841) comprising lecture notes written by Cooper as well as those by unidentified individuals; notes on cases both by Cooper himself, and those sent to Cooper by patients and colleagues; other notes and experiments carried out by Cooper; illustrations and drawings, mostly of cases and specimens; catalogues and lists of preparations; and letters and personal material.
  • Extent
    16 boxes, 1 folder and 6 large volumes
  • Language
    English
  • System of arrangement
    The papers were previously arranged in no particular order. For ease of use they have now been arranged into six subject related groups or sub-fonds.
  • Conditions governing access
    Access by written appointment only.
  • Conditions governing reproduction
    No photocopying permitted
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    MS0226
    Lecture notes of Sir Astley Cooper’s lectures taken by Rodd.
    MS0227
    Lecture notes of Sir Astley Cooper’s lectures taken by Ray.
    MS0228
    Lecture notes of Sir Astley Cooper’s lectures taken by Brown.
    MS0230
    Lecture notes of Sir Astley Cooper’s lectures taken by Blackman.
    MS0232

    MS0229
    Letters and testimonials to Bartlett.
    MS0231
  • Admin./ biographical history
    Sir Astley Paston Cooper was a surgeon, who lectured in anatomy and surgery at the Company of Surgeons (later becoming the Royal College of Surgeons of England after 1800) between 1793 to 1796. Cooper’s lectures were known to be practical, usually based on his own cases and experiences. A compilation of notes based on his lectures was published in 1820 titled 'Outlines of Lectures on Surgery', which went through many editions. He was elected as a Professor of Comparative Anatomy at the College in 1813-1815. He became a member of the Court of Examiners of the College in 1822, and he served as President twice, in 1827 and 1836. His case notes, letters, and illustrations allude to points in his career, including his apprenticeship under Henry Cline, his tour in Paris with his wife, Anne Cock, and his surgical practice at Guy's Hospital in London. For more information about Paston Cooper's life and career, please visit his profile in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography via https://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-1006886?rskey=CGZUZO&result=1.
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