Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

  • Bibliotheca Sibbaldiana

    Colin McDowallEdinburgh, Scotland On 5 February 1723 a crowd gathered at the house of the late Sir Robert Sibbald, noted Edinburgh physician, for the auction of his personal library. Sibbald was a considerable collector of books and after his death in August 1722 the sale of his surviving library garnered considerable attention. Although printed as…