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Finding Aid to the Francis Henry Ramsbotham Papers1784; 1824-1861

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Re-Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier


Summary Information
Title: Francis Henry Ramsbotham Papers
Creator: Ramsbotham, Francis Henry, 1800-1868
Dates: 1784; 1824-1861
Extent: 0.84 linear feet
Abstract:

Call number: MS C 32
Language: Collection materials primarily in English
Location: Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine


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National Library of Medicine

Finding Aid to the Francis Henry Ramsbotham Papers1784; 1824-1861

Archives and Modern Manuscripts Program, History of Medicine Division
Processed by HMD Staff; Jim Labosier
Re-Processing Completed 2002
Encoded by Jim Labosier

Descriptive Summary

Ramsbotham, Francis Henry, 1800-1868Francis Henry Ramsbotham Papers Dates: 1784; 1824-18610.84 linear feetMS C 32 Materials stored onsite. History of Medicine Division. National Library of Medicine Collection materials primarily in EnglishAbstract:Provenance:

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Preferred Citation:

Ramsbotham, Francis Henry. Francis Henry Ramsbotham Papers. 1784; 1824-1861. Located in: Modern Manuscripts Collection, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD; MS C 32.

Biographical Note

Ramsbotham was a London obstetrician most noted for his The Principles and Practice of Obstetric Medicine and Surgery (1844). He received his education at the London Hospital and Edinburgh University, graduating in 1822. He became a licentiate at the Royal College of Physicians of London in 1822. He also had a successful East London private practice which he assumed from his father. He was appointed obstetric physician and lecturer at the London Hospital and physician to the Royal Maternity Charity. He was president of the Harveian and Hunterian Societies.

[Dictionary of National Biography]


Lectures, notes, case reports, and correspondence of Francis Henry Ramsbotham. Includes notes taken from a course of lectures in midwifery delivered at the London Hospital by Richard Dennison in 1827; case reports; and draft of Practical observations in midwifery with a selection of cases, pt. 2, by John Ramsbotham, published in 1832.

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    MeSH Subjects

    • Obstetrics
    • Midwifery
    Personal Names

    • Dennison, Richard
    • Ramsbotham, John. Practical observations in midwifery

    Series Descriptions

    Series 1: Lectures, 1829-1930, n.d.11 Afflications of the uterus, undated12 Diseases of pregnancy, 182913 Prolapsus uteri, inversio uteri, undated14 Fleshy tubercule, solid enlarged uterus, undated15 Carcinoma uteri, undated16 Diseases of internal organs, undated17 Various notes - unsorted, undated18 Diseases of the external organs, undated19 Diseases of the internal organs, undated110 Hysteria, undated111 Evolution of the ovum, undated112 Lecture 18 - 22 - preternatural labor, multiple births, miscarriages, circulation of fetus, common symptoms of pregnancy, undated113 Introduction to midwifery, undated114 Internal organs of generation, undated115 Pathology of menstruation, undated116 Demonstration of the gravid uterus, undated117 Hydrops ovarii, undated118 Hydatids of the uterus, worms in the uterus, undated119 Moles, false conceptions, undated120 On menstruation, undated121 Malposition of the head, difficult labor, lingering labor, undated122 Abortion, c.1830123 Extirpation of the ovary, scrofulous ovary, diseases of the fallopian tube, undated124 Rape, pregnancy, undated125 Duration of pregnancy, delivery, tenant by courtesy, superfectation, undated126 Prolicide, feticide, infanticide, undated127 Infanticide, undated128 Impotence, undated129 Labor, diseases of the puerperal state, undated Series 2: Printed Material, 1784-182721 Printed matter with corrections Series 3: Case reports, 1784-182722 Authorship unknown, 1784, n.d.231827 Series 4: Correspondence, 1824-186124 Correspondence and notes collected between the publication of the first and second editions of Obstetric Medicine, 1837-185425 Correspondence and notes collected between the publication of the third and fourth editions of Obstetric Medicine, 1851-185426 Correspondence and notes collected since the publication of fourth edition of Obstetric Medicine, 1851-1861 Series 5: Lecture Notes, c.183727 Lectures in Latin, 1 by Francis Muller, undated28 Lecture notes and miscellaneous data - conception; of the membranes, placenta, etc.; is the period of utero gestation in the human female limited or not?; ovarian dropsy; insanity, 1824-185029 Lecture notes - unsorted - includes distorted or ill-formed pelvis, c.1840s210 Lecture notes - unsorted, undated211 Lecture of Richard Dennison, c.1837 Series 6: Draft of Practical Observation in Midwifery with a Selection of Cases, Part 2nd, by John Ramsbotham 1832212 Title page, dedication and preface, 1832213 On preternatural labor; on the breech presentation - case reports214 Rupture of the uterus - case reports215 Placental presentation - case reports216 On labor with tow or more children - case reports217 Partial placental presentation - case reports218 On convulsion during labor - case reports219 On unavoidable hemorrhage - case reports220 On polypus of the uterus - case reports221 On retroversion of the uterus - case reports222 Convusions before labor - case reports223 On abortion - case reports224 On the shoulder presentation; accidental hemorrhage - case reports

    Collection Scope and Content Note

    Lectures, notes, case reports, and correspondence of Francis Henry Ramsbotham. Includes notes taken from a course of lectures in midwifery delivered at the London Hospital by Richard Dennison in 1827; case reports; and draft of Practical observations in midwifery with a selection of cases, pt. 2, by John Ramsbotham, published in 1832.

    Contents List
    Box | Folder Title
     
    Series 1: Lectures, 1829-1930, n.d. [series]:
    1 1
    Afflications of the uterus, undated
    1 2
    Diseases of pregnancy, 1829
    1 3
    Prolapsus uteri, inversio uteri, undated
    1 4
    Fleshy tubercule, solid enlarged uterus, undated
    1 5
    Carcinoma uteri, undated
    1 6
    Diseases of internal organs, undated
    1 7
    Various notes - unsorted, undated
    1 8
    Diseases of the external organs, undated
    1 9
    Diseases of the internal organs, undated
    1 10
    Hysteria, undated
    1 11
    Evolution of the ovum, undated
    1 12
    Lecture 18 - 22 - preternatural labor, multiple births, miscarriages, circulation of fetus, common symptoms of pregnancy, undated
    1 13
    Introduction to midwifery, undated
    1 14
    Internal organs of generation, undated
    1 15
    Pathology of menstruation, undated
    1 16
    Demonstration of the gravid uterus, undated
    1 17
    Hydrops ovarii, undated
    1 18
    Hydatids of the uterus, worms in the uterus, undated
    1 19
    Moles, false conceptions, undated
    1 20
    On menstruation, undated
    1 21
    Malposition of the head, difficult labor, lingering labor, undated
    1 22
    Abortion, c.1830
    1 23
    Extirpation of the ovary, scrofulous ovary, diseases of the fallopian tube, undated
    1 24
    Rape, pregnancy, undated
    1 25
    Duration of pregnancy, delivery, tenant by courtesy, superfectation, undated
    1 26
    Prolicide, feticide, infanticide, undated
    1 27
    Infanticide, undated
    1 28
    Impotence, undated
    1 29
    Labor, diseases of the puerperal state, undated
     
    Series 2: Printed Material, 1784-1827 [series]:
    2 1
    Printed matter with corrections
     
    Series 3: Case reports, 1784-1827 [series]:
    2 2
    Authorship unknown, 1784, n.d.
    2 3
    1827
     
    Series 4: Correspondence, 1824-1861 [series]:
    2 4
    Correspondence and notes collected between the publication of the first and second editions of Obstetric Medicine, 1837-1854
    2 5
    Correspondence and notes collected between the publication of the third and fourth editions of Obstetric Medicine, 1851-1854
    2 6
    Correspondence and notes collected since the publication of fourth edition of Obstetric Medicine, 1851-1861
     
    Series 5: Lecture Notes, c.1837 [series]:
    2 7
    Lectures in Latin, 1 by Francis Muller, undated
    2 8
    Lecture notes and miscellaneous data - conception; of the membranes, placenta, etc.; is the period of utero gestation in the human female limited or not?; ovarian dropsy; insanity, 1824-1850
    2 9
    Lecture notes - unsorted - includes distorted or ill-formed pelvis, c.1840s
    2 10
    Lecture notes - unsorted, undated
    2 11
    Lecture of Richard Dennison, c.1837
     
    Series 6: Draft of Practical Observation in Midwifery with a Selection of Cases, Part 2nd, by John Ramsbotham 1832 [series]:
    2 12
    Title page, dedication and preface, 1832
    2 13
    On preternatural labor; on the breech presentation - case reports
    2 14
    Rupture of the uterus - case reports
    2 15
    Placental presentation - case reports
    2 16
    On labor with tow or more children - case reports
    2 17
    Partial placental presentation - case reports
    2 18
    On convulsion during labor - case reports
    2 19
    On unavoidable hemorrhage - case reports
    2 20
    On polypus of the uterus - case reports
    2 21
    On retroversion of the uterus - case reports
    2 22
    Convusions before labor - case reports
    2 23
    On abortion - case reports
    2 24
    On the shoulder presentation; accidental hemorrhage - case reports