The History of the University of Edinburgh: Chiefly Compiled from Original Papers and Records, Never Beore Published, Volume 2

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Oliphant, Waugh and Innes, 1817
 

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Page 207 - ... and immunities, that at present or hereafter are or may be enjoyed by the professors of any other' science in the foresaid college. And, particularly, with full power to them to examine candidates, and to do every other thing requisite and necessary to the graduation of doctors of medicine...
Page 71 - ... lessons of philosophy in the common hall, where all the students may be present, at such times as shall be most convenient. Quinto, That there shall be a fixed professor of Greek ; but so that neither he nor his successors shall, upon any pretence whatsoever, endeavour to hinder the admission of students into the philosophy classes in the usual manner, although they have not been, taught Greek by him. Sexto, And, in regard the present professors have given proof of their qualifications in all...
Page 255 - Edinburgh, dated February 9, 1726, was read, in which the Council appointed Mr. Joseph Gibson as the first Professor of Midwifery, "with power to profess and teach the said art in as large. an extent as it is taught in any city or place where this profession is already instituted; and that he should be vested with the same privileges and immunities that are known to appertain to a Professor of Midwifery in any other well regulated city or place, but that it should be expressly provided that he should...
Page 195 - Mr. Alexander Bayne having represented how much it would be for the interest of the nation and of this city, to have a professor of the law of Scotland placed in the university of this city, not only for teaching the Scots law, but also for qualifying of writers to his Majesty's Signet ; and being fully apprised of the fitness and qualifications of Mr. Alexander Bayne of Rires, advocate, to discharge such a province ; therefore, the council elect him to be professor of the law of Scotland in the...
Page 206 - Professors, they were of opinion that it would be of great advantage to this College, city, and country, that Medicine in all its branches be taught and professed here by such a number of Professors of that science as may by themselves promote students to their degrees, with as great solemnity as is done in any other College or University at home or abroad.
Page 185 - From the year 1715, to the time of his death in 1766, nothing was done in regard to the college without his advice or direction. His care of the university not only extended to an accurate investigation how its funds were expended, but he was of much more essential service in procuring men of real talents to be appointed as professors.
Page 109 - Which being considered by the council, they, with the extraordinary deacons, approved of the foresaid overtures, and ordained the same to be observed in all time coming. And, further, the council recommended that, at Whitsunday and Martinmas yearly, the high school be visited by the magistrates ; and that the rector advertise the council thereof eight days before each term ; and that, for the...
Page 256 - Chirurgeons of this city, bearing that they have so much of the knowledge of the grounds and principles of this art, as warrants their entering upon the practice of it ; whereupon a licence should be given them, signed by four of the magistrates at least, to practise midwifery.
Page 374 - SIR, — When I write you. I know not to whom I am addressing myself : I only know he is one who has done me a great deal of honour, and to whose civilities I am obliged. If we be strangers, I beg we may be acquainted, as soon as you think proper to discover yourself : if we be acquainted already, I beg we may be friends : if friends, I beg we may be more so. Our...
Page 163 - Churchyeard by some who most unchristianly have been stealing or at least attempting to carry away the bodies of the dead out of their graves...

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