TitleCollection of James Foulis
DescriptionFoulis was the son of Dr John Foulis of Sydney and a grandson of the seventh baronet of Woodhall. He was educated in Australia but came to Scotland to study medicine. He began his studies at the University of Glasgow under Professor Allan Thomson and Professor Lister. When Lister joined the staff of the University of Edinburgh he enrolled there. He graduated MB in 1872. His main area of research was embryology, particularly the structure and functions of the ovary, and he graduated MD in 1874 with his thesis on the subject winning a gold medal . After graduation he became assistant to Dr Thomas Keith then later his brother Dr George Keith whom he succeeded when he retired from practice. He was a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
[Source: Edinburgh Medical Journal obituary]

Contents: Lecture notes from lectures by Allen Thomson and Joseph Lister, 1867-1874; journal of a sealing voyage, 1871; academic research and published papers including illustrations and slides, 1875-1901; papers relating to Foulis' education, 1865-1872; photographs, 1870s-c1916; letters from the Tichborne Claimant, 1873; anatomical drawings, 1860s-1870s
Datelate 19th century - 1920s
TermObstetrics and gynaecology
Extent4 volumes; 90 items; 202 drawings
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