About the Project

The University of Glasgow has been at the forefront of Forensic Medicine and Science since the appointment of the first Regius Professor of Forensic Medicine, Robert Cowan (1796-1841) in 1839. The project to survey, process and develope finding aids for the records of the Department of Forensic Medicine & Science and two of its most notable Regius professors, John Glaister Senior (1856-1932) and John Glaister Junior (1892-1971) was funded by the Wellcome Trust's Research Resources Scheme.

This valuable forensic medicine resource is held at Glasgow University Archive Services and contains a wide range of research material relating to a variety of fields including the history of medicine, criminology, sociology, and medical ethics. The records consist of teaching materials, correspondence, press cuttings, personal papers, photographs, and detailed case notes relating to some of Glasgow and Scotland's most notorious crimes.