Private case book of Dr Robert Cleghorn,containing details of unusual post-mortem examinations and cases dealt with by him in ‘the Infry’ [Glasgow] with occasional gossip and speculations of clinical practice. Note bound inside from Ebenezer Watson “This book was one of several which were sent to my father from the library of Dr Cleghorn as a present for attending him on his death-bed. It is entirely in Dr Cleghorn’s handwriting & was not intended for publication. It is now deposited in the library of the Faculty of Physicians & Surgeons as a curious relic of the olden time, 30th April 1882.”
Professor Robert Cleghorn, 1755-1821, graduated from Edinburgh, became a physician in Glasgow - in private practice and at the Royal Infirmary - then held successive appointments as a lecturer in materia medica, 1788-1791, and chemistry, 1791-1818, at Glasgow University.
Inventory of the surgical instruments of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Note on inside states 'Presented for Preservation to the Directors of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary by John Rowan, Honorary Consulting Ophthalmic Surgeon to the Hospital, August 1925.'
Volume entitled ‘Adversaria Cleghorn’, ‘begun Edinr Janry 12th 1782’, containing medical speculations and case histories.
Cleghorn was one of the two physicians appointed to serve at Glasgow Royal Infirmary when it opened in 1794 (he worked and taught there until 1798), was a chemistry lecturer at the University of Glasgow for many years and was a president of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.