JW Ballantyne: a hidden collection in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

Project summary

In 1916, John Ballantyne presented a collection of monographs, pamphlets, reprints, newspaper cuttings and archive material to the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Dr Ballantyne was a pioneer in antenatal care and an early researcher into the abnormalities of physiological development. He lectured in antenatal pathology and teratology at the University of Edinburgh and many of the items in his collection cover these subjects.

We will catalogue and conserve a collection on developmental medicine built up by JW Ballantyne, a pioneering specialist in antenatal care. Our cataloguing will enable wider access to the collection by creating 3,325 MARC format catalogue records supplemented by archive catalogue entries.