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CHEATLE, Sir (George) Lenthal (1865-1951)


Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/PP2

Held at: King's College London College Archives

Title: CHEATLE, Sir (George) Lenthal (1865-1951)

Date(s): 1899-1951

Level of description: collection (fonds)

Extent: 1 file

Name of creator(s): Cheatle | Sir | (George) Lenthal | 1865-1951 | Knight | Surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1865; educated Merchant Taylors' School, London, Medical Department, King's College London, 1883-1892; House Surgeon, King's College Hospital, 1888, House Physician, 1889, Sambrooke Surgical Registrar, 1889; Demonstrator of Surgical Pathology, 1892-1894; Assistant Surgeon to King's College Hospital, 1893; Surgeon and Teacher of Surgical Pathology, 1900, replaced Frederic Francis Burghard as Senior Surgeon and Lecturer of Surgery, 1923; Consulting Surgeon, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902; Surgeon-Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy, serving at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth and on a hospital ship in the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915; Fellow of King's College London, 1919; retired 1930; Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital and Emeritus Lecturer on Clinical Surgery in the Medical School, 1930; awarded Walker Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons for work on the Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer, reflecting a life-long interest in carcinomas, especially cancer of the breast, 1931; Honorary Fellow of the College of Surgeons of America, 1932; died 1951.

Publications: Honing Spruit, South Africa (London, 1902); with Max Cutler, Tumours of the breast. Their pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment (Arnold and Co., London, 1931).


Scope and content/abstract:

One file of miscellaneous papers relating mainly to obstetrics, and comprising rough notes on embryology, the staining of blood, the condition of bones, and sketching the topography of the brain, 1899; a list of examination questions from the Royal College of Physicians of London and Royal College of Surgeons of England midwifery exam, 10 July 1902; King's College London Faculty of Medicine Tanner Prize examination question paper on obstetrics, 16 July, 1902; list of questions from the King's College London Faculty of Medicine Obstetric Medicine Prize Class Examination, 17 July, 1902; two examination appointment cards for Cheatle issued by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons for examinations leading to membership of the Colleges, taking place at the Exam Hall, Victoria Embankment, London, 14, 21 October 1903; programme sheet for a complimentary dinner in honour of Sir William Watson Cheyne at the Waldorf Hotel, London, 17 July 1908; circular from the Ministry of Health on orthopaedic services and on tetanus antitoxin,10 August 1946; an errata page from a printed formulary; typescript summaries of the symptoms and treatment of nasal catarrh and the means of avoiding accidental haemorrhage of the placenta [1945-1951]; photograph, probably late nineteenth century showing reclining clergyman in a walled garden, probably a cathedral or university cloister.


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Physical characteristics:


Finding aids:

Summary guide entry on-line and due to be published in hard copy.


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Dr Richard Eager, a relation of Cheatle, donated the papers to King's College Hospital in 1984.


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

Entries relating to Cheatle?s career may be found in King's College London Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/M); King's College Hospital Board of Governors' Minutes (Ref: KH/G/M); King's College Hospital Committee of Management (Ref: KH/CM/M); King's College Hospital Medical Board Minutes (Ref: KH/MB/M); King's College Hospital Medical Society Minutes (Ref: KH/MS/M).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Herbert Willoughby Lyle, King's and some King's men (London, 1935); King's College London Calendars; Who's who; British Library OPAC. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: 11 May 2000

Embryology | Physiological development | Physiology
Obstetrics | Medical sciences
Official publications | Documents | Information sources
Orthopaedics | Therapy | Medical sciences
Surgery | Medical sciences
Written examinations | Examinations | Student evaluation | Educational evaluation

Personal names
Cheatle | Sir | George Lenthal | 1865-1951 | Knight | surgeon
Cheyne | Sir | William Watson | 1852-1932 | Knight | Surgeon Rear Admiral

Corporate names
King's College Hospital
King's College London
King's College London | Faculty of Medicine
Ministry of Health
Royal College of Physicians of London
Royal College of Surgeons of England