Polish Medical School historical collection

Books

Since 1942 books have been published telling the remarkable story of the Polish School of Medicine, its staff and graduates.

Dr Tomaszewski produced the first Polish-English medical dictionary in 1945 and also described his own experiences of becoming part of that unique Medical School in Na Skockiej Ziemi. A number of graduates have written or recorded accounts of the journey that brought them to the School and their subsequent careers. Others have also contributed to published literature on the subject. Books held in the Collection and available as reference material are listed below.

Books about the Polish School of Medicine

Josef Brodzki

  • Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (English)
  • Polish School of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh (Polish). Oliver & Boyd, Edinburgh and London, 1942

Professor Jakub Rostowski

  • History of the Polish School of Medicine. Privately printed for The University of Edinburgh, 1955

Dr Wiktor Tomaszewski

  • Krotki Slownik Lekarski Angielsko-Polski - Short Anglo-Polish Medical Dictionary. Published by E &S Livingstone Ltd Edinburgh 1945
  • Slownik Lekarski Angielsko-Polski i Polski Angielski- English-Polish and Polish-English Medical Dictionary (2nd edition) Published by E &S Livingstone Ltd Edinburgh 1953
  • Edinburgh University and Poland 1968. First published in 1968 Reprinted with revisions in 1969. ISBN 9500173 0 2. Privately published with the aid of the Graduates of the Polish School of Medicine. Printed in Great Britain at The Aberdeen University Press
  • Na Skockiej Ziemi (In polish – English translation “ On Scottish Soil” Personal Recollections). London, 1976
  • The Polish School of Medicine at The University of Edinburgh. An album. Edinburgh, 1983
  • Illustrated Catalogue, Polish School of Medicine Historical Collection, The University of Edinburgh, Erskine Medical Library. Golden Jubilee Publication. Edinburgh. 1991
  • In the dark days of 1941 Fifty Years of the Polish school of Medicine (1941-1991) the University of Edinburgh, Jubilee Publication, 1992 ISBN 0 9500173 3 7. Privately published with the aid of the Graduates of the Polish School of Medicine. Printed By Pillins & Wilson, Edinburgh

John Harvey

  • A Magnanimous Gesture in Wartime. The University Printery, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1987

Books by or about graduates and staff of the Polish School of Medicine

Lucas L Kulczycki

  • From Adversity to Victory – History of a Physician Challenged at the Crossroads of Life. ISBN 83-909174-9-1 Wydawnictwo “Domena”, Warsaw, Poland 2002

W Jack Mitus

  • A long Episode. ISBN 1-56469-143- 8. Harmony House Publishers, Prospect KY, USA 2006

Pole Charles

(Broneslaw Rozenblat (Charles Roberts) MD at the Polish School of Medicine 1948).

  • Medicine, Murder and Merriment – a doctor’s life ISBN 0 904288 11 0, Pentagon Books, Pinner Middlesex England, 1976

Jean Kryszek Chard

  • Reminiscences of Stanley H Kryszek. ISBN 978-1-4257- 6220-9 (Hardback). ISBN 978-1-4257 -6215-5 (Softback). Xlibris USA

Aleksander Rutkiewicz

  • Boleslaw Rutkowski -Nestor Ślaskiej Anestezjologii, Pionier Polskiej Medycyny Bólu (in Polish). ISBN 978-83-7522-094 -0 ɑ- Medica Press 2012, Poland 2012

Jakub Gąsiorowski

  • The story of the graduates of the Polish School of Medicine (1941-1949). ISBN 978-83-61517-56-6. Publishers of the Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin 2012

Ed. Roman Meissner (and Tadeusz Tomaszewski)

  • Wspomienia z lat dawnych. Publikacja Jubileusz owa z okazji 100-lecia urodzin Wiktora Tomaszewskiego (In Polish) – Title translation: Memories of the early years. Jubilee Publication celebrating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dr Wiktor Tomaszewski). Biblioteka Prac Historycznych Uniwersytetu Medycznego im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu Seria B: Pamiętniki Tom 5. ISBN 978-83-60187-72-2. Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwerytetu Medycznego im Karola Marcinkowskiego w Poznaniu, 2007

Books and Catalogues relating to The Polish School of Medicine Historical Collection

Dr Maria Dlugolecka-Graham

  • The Polish School of Medicine and Historical Collection at The University of Edinburgh. ISBN 0-9548252-0-9. 2004
  • The Rededication of the Polish School of Medicine Historical Collection at The University of Edinburgh. ISBN 0--9548252-1-7. 2005

Dr Wiktor Tomaszewski

  • Illustrated Catalogue, Polish School of Medicine Historical Collection, The University of Edinburgh, Erskine Medical Library. Golden Jubilee Publication. Edinburgh. 1991