Archives and Special Collections

This category is used for posts created by archives and special collections staff from August 2016.

Graduation 2017/1917

Graduation season is upon us! Here at Archives and Special Collection, we have uploaded the graduates from 100 years ago to our University Story website to celebrate. The class of 1917 (and all other UofG graduates from over 100 years… Read More ›

William Hunter’s Library: the Gs

One name dominates Hunter’s library catalogue in the ‘G’ section of William Hunter’s library: Galen.

Galen (129-c. 210) was a Greek philosopher-physician who summarised anatomical learning up to his time and added his own observations on human anatomy based on dissections of monkeys and pigs. Galen was influenced by the theory of the humours advocated by Hippocrates and other ancient Greek physicians.