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Early European and US dissertations

The British Library has a number of early dissertations in the London collections which can be found listed in Explore the British Library. The Sloane collection of printed books includes a large number of medical dissertations submitted at Dutch universities, in particular, a magnificent set of  Leyden medical dissertations.

In addition, the Document Supply service has a collection of early dissertations, most of which are not recorded separately in the British Library's catalogues. These dissertations are mainly from European and North American universities and date from between 1590 and 1952. Contemporary forms of name have been retained and should be used for ordering, as they determine the filing order on the shelf. If you are trying to trace a particular dissertation from one of the universities listed and the date range given indicates that we may have it, you can order the dissertation into the Rare Books and Music Reading Room at St Pancras:

1) Complete a paper form for applying for DSC material
2) Enter DISS and the name of the university as the shelfmark
3) Enter date, author and title.

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University
Date range held
Altdorf1638 - 1790
Amsterdam1712 - 1952
Batavia1941
Basel see Basle  
  Basle1839 - 1952
Berlin1820 - 1913
Berne1863 - 1895
Bonn1825 - 1912
Braniewo see Braunsberg 
 Braunsberg1843 - 1887
Breslau see also Vratislaviae1821 - 1939
Brown1925
Brussels1776
Bryn Mawr1921 - 1947
Budapest see also Pestini1787 - 1847
California1926 - 1948
Californis [programs]1951 - 1952
Chicago1894 - 1948
Clark1922
Columbia1919 - 1941
Copenhagen1757 - 1847
Delft1942 - 1952
Dorpat1829 - 1924
Dropsie1933
Dursburg1789
Erfurt1703 - 1792
Erlangae see also Erlangen1750
Erlangen see also Erlangae1874 - 1895
Franeker1684 - 1828
Frankfort1805 - 1894
Freiburg im Breisgau1877 - 1949
Geneva see Genève 
Genève1919
Ghent1822 - 1946
Giessen1693 - 1913
Göttingen1695 - 1947
Greifswald1727 - 1908
Groningen1726 - 1948
Halae see also Halle1809 - 1904
Halle see also Halae1693 - 1941
Hamburg1901 - 1934
Heidelberg1806 - 1938
Helmstad1648 - 1804
Helmstedt see Helmstad 
Helsingfors1697 - 1897
Helsinki see Helsingfors 
Illinois1905 - 1951
Indiana1939 - 1943
Indonesie1948
Jena1640 - 1895
Johns Hopkins
A collection of theses (1910-) submitted at this university can also be found at Ac.2689/12
1905 - 1948
Karderovici1767 - 1811
Kiel1767 - 1886
Königsberg1672 - 1907
Lausanne1915
Leiden see also Leyden and Lugduni1810 - 1949
Leipzig1590 - 1913
Lemberg1880
Leuven see Louvain and Lovan 
Leyden see also Leiden and Lugduni1803 - 1886
Londini see also Lund1748 - 1775
Louvain see also Lovan1919 - 1939
Lovan see also Louvain1823 - 1826
Lugduni see also Leiden and Leyden1677 - 1749
Lund see also Londini1672 - 1949
Marburg [an der Lahn]1732 - 1904
Michigan1914 - 1948
Minnesota1913 - 1951
Missouri1923 - 1945
München see also Munich1878 - 1912
Munich see also München1830 - 1895
Münster1845 - 1913
Nijmegen1952
Paris1859 - 1861
Pennsylvania1912 - 1949
Pestini see also Budapest1818 - 1826
Raab1806
Regia1779
Rostock1655 - 1895
Rotterdam1952
Saverne see Zabern 
Schaal1783 - 1797
Senj see Zengg 
Strasbourg see Strassburg 
Strassburg1636 - 1895
and 1922
Tartu see Dorpat 
Tübingen1677 - 1913
Uppsala see Upsala 
Upsala1631 - 1948
Utrecht1650 - 1949
Vanderbilt1931 - 1938
Vienna see also Wien1775 - 1815
Virginia1925 - 1926
Vratislaviae see also Breslau1826 - 1882
Washington1874 - 1895,
1926 - 1949
Wien see also Vienna1891 - 1899
Willenberg1666 - 1802
Wittenberg see Wittenburg 
Wittenburg1642 - 1812
Wratislavia see Breslau and Vratislaviae 
Wroclaw see Breslau and Vratislaviae 
Würzburg see Würzeburg 
Würzeburg1804 - 1895
Yale1904 - 1940
Zabern1879 - 1885
Zeity1833 - 1895
Zell1845 - 1895
Zengg1862 - 1863
Zürich1875 - 1924

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