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Royal Medical Society

Edinburgh medical traditions.

The Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, a student society founded in 1727, built up an impressive library over the centuries and still maintains substantial collections, particularly of manuscript dissertations. However, the great bulk of the library was sold at auction in 1969. Some 59 items not otherwise in Edinburgh were retained and are now on deposit in Edinburgh University Library. All items are fully catalogued online to a high standard. The shelfmarks begin with “R.M.S.Coll.”