Notes cover the first twelve days of the first course of lectures covering the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy. Also includes several loose items: Giles Roberts "Conditions for curing all swellings," a draft article; "Matters of propriety in attending labours;' two French recipes for improving eyesight; printed pamphlet "The terms of attending St. Thomas's Hospital," a list of fees for attending lectures.
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Giles Roberts was an apothecary and "man-midwife" of Bridgport and John Haighton was born about 1755, was schooled in medicine at St. Thomas's Hospital and became a surgeon to the guards. He later resigned to become a demonstrator of anatomy at St. Thomas's Hospital under Henry Cline. He turned his attention to physiology and midwifery in 1789. He was known to be irritable and argumentative, but a good lecturer on physiology and an excellent obstetrician