|Admin History||Eric Addison Thurman was born c.1908, the son of John Addison Thurman, a builder. Eric studied Pharmacy at University College Nottingham (now The University of Nottingham) and passed the preliminary scientific examination in 1928. His record in the student register for 1928-29 shows that he entered the College in 1926 having previously studied at Ilkeston Secondary School in Derbyshire. He lived with his parents at 105 Nottingham Road, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire.|
|Custodial History||The notebooks were given to the University of Nottingham's Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections in January 2001.|
|Description||The collection comprises two student notebooks with hardcovers and handwriting in ink. The larger of the two (MS 318/1), headed 'Dispensing Notebook', begins with a page of instructions on how to wrap, label and finish prescriptions of medicine for patients. The rest of the volume contains ingredients and methods for preparing various, seemingly unnamed, medicines.|
The smaller volume (MS 318/2) is in two parts. The section headed 'Practical Pharmacy', is divided between exercise questions on the left hand pages with corresponding answers, comprising ingredients and methods, on the right hand side. The 'Forensic Pharmacy' section comprises student notes, probably taken down during a lecture.
Dated signatures of lecturers appear regularly amongst entries in these volumes, including those of George E. Trease and A.O. Bentley. The notebooks cover the period from October 1928 to June 1929.