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3D Scan of Examination Chair

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c. 1890

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat’s central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly’s son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

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c. 1890

This chair for clinical examination and operative procedures was made by Mayer and Meltzer sometime in the 1890s. It was commissioned by Adam Brown Kelly (1866-1941), laryngologist at the Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow and was constructed to a design of the leading London laryngologist, Sir Morell Mackenzie. The high back with its adjustable head rest is at right angles to the seat, forcing the occupant to maintain a very upright posture.

There is only one armrest, on the left, and the seat’s central portion can rotate. All these features facilitate certain otolaryngological procedures. All examination was done using reflected light, the examiner looking down the centre of the beam created by a circular concave mirror via a central hole in the mirror. A lamp was placed slightly behind and to the left of the chair back, with the surgeon, seated, facing the patient.

The chair was later used by Adam Brown Kelly’s son, Derek, (d.2002) who was also an E.N.T. surgeon at the Victoria Infirmary.

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Bloch Trust Sign

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Sign, metal and wood.

Date

c. 1959

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2003/76.7

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Length: 41.2 cm

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Metal, wood.

Description

Sign, metal and wood.

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Diana, Princess of Wales

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Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

Date

1986

Identifier

28

Rights

© the artist / Bridgeman Images

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Physical Dimensions

112 x 88 cm

Materials

Oil on canvas

Description

Portrait of Princess Diana reclining in bed. Commissioned by the College and exhibited in the Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, London 1987. Diana was an Honorary Fellow and Patron of the College.

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HRH Princess Alexandra (b.1936), GCVO, in Evening Dress

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This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

Creator

Cassab, Judy (Australian painter, born 1920, born in Austria)

Date

1960

Identifier

on loan from the P&O Art Collection

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© DACS 2018

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180 x 33 cm

Materials

oil on board

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This painting was awarded the College Prize at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts exhibition in 2005. This painting was commissioned by the Orient Line for the ‘Oriana’ where it was displayed in the Princess Room (Princess Alexandra had launched the ‘Oriana’ in 1959). The painting is on display in the Alexandra Room in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (Princess Alexandra became an Honorary Fellow in 1960).

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Maurice Bloch Lecture Theatre Sign

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Sign, granite with inscription "MAURICE BLOCH LECTURE THEATRE 1959."

Date

c. 1959

Identifier

2003/76.10

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Length: 39.3 cm

Materials

Granite

Description

Sign, granite with inscription "MAURICE BLOCH LECTURE THEATRE 1959."

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Memorable Medical Sites of Glasgow

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This panoramic video takes you on a tour of the College's past sites around the city centre of Glasgow.

From Peter Lowe's grave at the cathedral precinct to the College's current premises on St Vincent Street, learn about the College's heritage and movements in this 360 video. Use the mouse icon to look around the locations and get a better idea of the College's past premises.

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This panoramic video takes you on a tour of the College's past sites around the city centre of Glasgow.

From Peter Lowe's grave at the cathedral precinct to the College's current premises on St Vincent Street, learn about the College's heritage and movements in this 360 video. Use the mouse icon to look around the locations and get a better idea of the College's past premises.

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Panoramic Video of College Hall

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the College Hall, which was constructed and designed by architect John James Burnett in 1892.

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Panoramic Video of College Reading Room

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the College's Reading Room on St Vincent Street.

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Panoramic Video of Lister Room

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This panoramic video shows the interior of the Lister Room at the College. Originally a dining room, the room now acts as a space for College meetings. This room was named after Joseph Lister, an honorary fellow of the College who pioneered the antiseptic principle of surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in the 1860s.

Date

c. 2019

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Panoramic Video of Lock Room

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This panoramic video shows the Lock Room of the College building on St Vincent Street. It was named after the Glasgow Lock Hospital for women with venereal diseases.

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Panoramic Video of Lower Library

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the Lower Library of the College building.

Date

c. 2019

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This panoramic video allows you to look around the Lower Library of the College building.

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Panoramic Video of Princess Alexandra Room

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This panoramic video shows the Princess Alexandra Room. Originally the Faculty Hall from 1862 – 1893, hosting meetings and lectures by Victorian Glasgow’s physicians and surgeons. The room was named in honour of Princess Alexandra of Kent, who became the College’s first Royal Honorary Fellow in 1960. Her portrait is on display opposite a portrait of Diana, Princess of Wales, who was also an Honorary Fellow and Royal Patron.

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Plans and elevations of Faculty building reconstruction

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Plans, sections and elevations relating to interior reconstruction of the Faculty building at 242 St. Vincent Street, including plans for the Faculty Hall at the rear of the property.

The College moved into the oldest part of its current premises in 1862, and hired the architect John James Burnett (1857-1938) to make a series of additions and alterations to the building in 1892. This included the addition of the room now known as College Hall.

Creator

Burnet, John James (Scottish architect, 1857-1938)

Date

1892

Identifier

RCPSG/1/6/33/1-8

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paper

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Plans, sections and elevations relating to interior reconstruction of the Faculty building at 242 St. Vincent Street, including plans for the Faculty Hall at the rear of the property.

The College moved into the oldest part of its current premises in 1862, and hired the architect John James Burnett (1857-1938) to make a series of additions and alterations to the building in 1892. This included the addition of the room now known as College Hall.

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President's Chair

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William IV mahogany President's Chair with high upholstered back inset with the original arms of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in mahogany, on turned fluted legs with later castors.
The staff of Aesculapius flanked by open lancet on the right and poppy on the left, motto 'Conjurat Amice'

Date

c. 1830

Identifier

2019.8

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82 x 70 x 141 cm

Materials

mahogany
velvet

Description

William IV mahogany President's Chair with high upholstered back inset with the original arms of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in mahogany, on turned fluted legs with later castors.

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Princess Alexandra Portrait Sign

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Sign, metal with inscription, " H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, PAINTED FOR S.S. ORIANA BY JUDY CASSAB 1960."

Date

c. 1960s

Identifier

2003/76.8

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Length: 40.8 cm

Materials

Metal

Description

Sign, metal with inscription, " H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA OF KENT, PAINTED FOR S.S. ORIANA BY JUDY CASSAB 1960."

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Princess Alexandra Sign

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Sign, metal with inscription "THIS EXTENSION WAS OPENED BY H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON 18TH MAY 1979."

Date

c. 1979

Identifier

2003/76.11

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Length: 44.8 cm

Materials

Metal

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Sign, metal with inscription "THIS EXTENSION WAS OPENED BY H.R.H. PRINCESS ALEXANDRA ON 18TH MAY 1979."

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The 2nd Faculty Hall at St. Enoch Square

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The second Faculty Hall, in St Enoch's Square. Occupied by the Faculty from 1791 to 1860. It was demolished during the building of St Enoch's Station.

Date

c. 1850

Identifier

RCPSG/1/12/6/1

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The second Faculty Hall, in St Enoch's Square. Occupied by the Faculty from 1791 to 1860. It was demolished during the building of St Enoch's Station.

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The Trongate, Glasgow

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Street scene of the Trongate. Presented by Sir John McNee, 1976.

Creator

Whitley, Tom(?)

Date

20th century

Identifier

332

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paper

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52.5 x 36 cm

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Street scene of the Trongate. Presented by Sir John McNee, 1976.

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Virtual Tour

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For Doors Open Day 2020, the Royal College filmed a virtual tour to keep our doors open digitally! Take a look around our magnificent building and some of the rooms that tell the story of our heritage.

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For Doors Open Day 2020, the Royal College filmed a virtual tour to keep our doors open digitally! Take a look around our magnificent building and some of the rooms that tell the story of our heritage.

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