The Bicentennial History
Edited by Dr G. P. Milne.
In 1989 the Society celebrated its bicentenary with an exhibition in the Aberdeen Art Gallery, a scientific meeting and a banquet and the publication of a book 'The Bicentennial History' edited by the late Dr G. P. Milne.
The People's Hospital of the North-East
Edited by Dr I D Levack and Professor H A F Dudley
The Society commissioned a definitive history of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to coincide with its 250th Anniversary. 'Aberdeen Royal Infirmary the People's Hospital of the North-East' edited by Dr I D Levack and Professor H A F Dudley was published in 1992.
The Heritage of the Med-Chi
by Mr A Adam and Professor J D Hutchison
Published in November 2007, this book contains a collection of the portraits and medical artefacts in the possession of the Society that is of national importance.
This book brings this collection together, with a commentary that sets each item into the context of its time. There are some wonderful portraits by famous artists, many with a North East connection. Each portrait is accompanied by a brief description of that individual's life and work, and their quirks and eccentricities. Mr Adam has been the Society's Honorary Librarian since 1983, and his knowledge of medical history is unrivalled. There are also busts and statuettes, and a large collection of medical bits and pieces, most of which have never been displayed before.
The initial proceeds from the sale of this book helped towards the funding of the Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning at the Foresterhill site. The building brings the teaching of Anatomy and Clinical Skills together under one roof. This was called The Matthew Hay Project, a very appropriate title as it fits exactly with the vision of the Joint Hospitals Scheme proposed by Matthew Hay, and promoted by Ashley Mackintosh and Andrew Lewis. The aim is to create a facility of which Aberdeen can be really proud, and one of the best of its type anywhere in the world.
The book is beautifully produced on high quality paper, and would make an excellent gift for anyone with medical connections to Aberdeen.
Book price: £30.00
Postage and packing £3.50 (within the UK)
For your copy of this limited edition, beautifully illustrated hard-back book please contact:
Ms G Earle
Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society