Alt Ref NoSA
TitleAbernethian Society
Related MaterialSee also records of the Medical College Library, SBHMS/E/9/1 and 2 and autograph letters by Abernethy SBHMS/X/15

Items relating to an exhbition and dinner held to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Society in 1946 are at SBHPP/KOK.
Administrative historyThe Medical and Philosophical Society was founded in 1795 by John Abernethy, surgeon to St Bartholomew's Hospital from 1815 to 1827. Abernethy and Richard Powell, who was physician to the Hospital between 1801 and 1824, were the main supporters of the Society in its early years. In 1800, it was decided to form a library, and for Abernethy to enlist the support of the Medical Officers. Abernethy died in 1831, and the Society was re-formed as the Abernethian Society in 1832.
Access statusOpen
Arrangement of the recordsSome series of within the Abernethian Society records appear to have been destroyed at an unknown date, as there are some gaps in the sequential numbering: series references SBHB/SA/5, 7, 16 and 17 are unused.
Extent94 items
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