Professor Iain Donaldson
Professor Iain Donaldson is Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh and Honorary Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh
Iain Donaldson is an Emeritus Professor in the University of Edinburgh, an Emeritus Fellow of St. Edmund Hall in the University of Oxford and Honorary Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE).In the past he has been an Honorary Lecturer in Neurology in Edinburgh, a Research Fellow in Paris and Oxford (where he was Fellow & Tutor in Medicine & Physiology at St. Edmund Hall), Professor of Zoology in Hull and, latterly, Professor of Neurophysiology in Edinburgh. A general theme of his interests is the conflict between authority, observation and the results of experiment in renaissance Europe. Thus he studies the history of medicine and science and the writings of individual doctors and scientists.
- Bibliography and material aspects of books and the techniques of their production in the 15th,16th and 17th centuries.
- Translations and commentaries from and on medical writings from the 16th to the 18th centuries.
- Printing and printers – particularly in Paris – in the 16th century.
- Book illustration from 15th to 18th century.
- Digital methods of presenting and providing access to renaissance printed material.