TitleCollection of John William Ballantyne
DescriptionJohn William Ballantyne was born in 1861 in Eskbank. He attended the University of Edinburgh, turning his attention to gynaecology and obstetrics whilst still a student. He was conferred doctor of medicine in 1885, and, following five years as assistant at the University, became assistant professor at the Extramural School. He was appointed assistant physician at the Maternity Hospital in 1900, working there from 1904 to 1919 as full physician. His work particularly concerned diseases during pregnancy and the damages they cause to the foetus, and he was a pioneer in organising pregnancy care. He died on 23rd January 1923.

Contents: Annotated volumes of 'Teratologia', 1895-1899; mounted medical illustrations, 1888-c1905; 'Principles of Midwifery' by Christian Berger, c1766
Datec1766 - c1905
TermObstetrics and gynaecology
Extent5 volumes; 59 items
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