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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB 0100 G/PP7
Title
ELSE, Joseph (d 1780)
Date(s)
1776
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume

Context

Name of creator(s)

ELSE, Joseph (d 1780)

Administrative / Biographical history

Joseph Else was Surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital, London from 1768 to 1780. He was appointed Lecturer in Anatomy and Surgery in 1768 on the unification of the medical schools of St Thomas's and Guy's Hospitals. 

Publications: An essay on the cure of the hydrocele of the tunica vaginalis testis (London, 1770); The works of ... J. E., ... containing a treatise on the hydrocele, and other papers on different subjects in surgery. To which is added, an appendix, containing some cases of hydrocele ... by G Vaux (London, 1782); [An account of a successful method of treating sore legs.] Methode avantageuse de traiter les ulcères des jambes in [Surgical tracts, containing a treatise upon ulcers of the legs.] Traité sur les ulcères des jambes, etc by Michael Underwood MD pp 217-228 (1744 [1784]).

Archival history

The volume was part of the library of John Randall in 1776/1777, according to a note on the flyleaf.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Joseph Else, comprising abstract of his lectures on anatomy, delivered at St Thomas's Hospital, 1776, possibly made by John Randall.

System of arrangement

1 volume

Conditions of access & use

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material

English

Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Lecture notes of Else, 1785 and undated, are held by the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine (reference: MSS 2292, 6918).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

October 2001

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Subjects

  • Anatomy
  • Biology Medical education
  • Higher science education

Personal names

  • Else, Joseph (d 1780), Anatomist
  • Randall, John (fl 1776), Medical student

Corporate names

  • St Thomas's Hospital Medical School
  • St Thomas's Hospital, London

Places

  • Southwark, London, England, UK, Western Europe

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