Alexander Monro (secundus), Dissertatio Medica inaugularis de Testibus et de Semine in Variis Animalibus.
The continuing popularity of the anatomy lectures of Professor Monro meant that from late 1753, the class was taught in two streams, with Monro Secundus taking the afternoon session. Secundus had not yet graduated with any qualification, but had been studying anatomy for three years. Primus most eloquently petitioned the Town Council to formalise this arrangement by making his son conjoint professor. After some clever politicking, and ego stroking, the Council appointed Secundus on the 19th of June 1754. He graduated in Medicine on the 25th October 1755. The Medical Library has two copies of his doctoral thesis, one of which was donated in 1955 by the Secretary of the Royal Society of New Zealand, and includes extensive interleaved corrections and annotations. Secundus, like his father, was constantly improving, editing and clarifying his work.
Alexander Monro (secundus), Dissertatio Medica inaugularis de Testibus et de Semine in Variis Animalibus. Edinburgh: G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1755.