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Freyburger, Ludwig (d 1934)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/140
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Freyburger, Ludwig (d 1934)
Date(s): 1908-1913
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Freyburger | Ludwig | d 1934 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Ludwig Freyberger qualified in medicine in Vienna in 1889 and was House Physician, House Surgeon and Clinical Assistant at Vienna General Hospital before moving to London where he was Clinical Assistant at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street. He qualified MRCS (Eng) in 1893 and MRCP (Lond) in 1894. He was a barrister-at-law at the Middle Temple as well as a toxocologist, and served as pathologist for London inquests. At this time he was also Honorary Physician to the St Pancras and Northern Dispensary, and pathologist, museum curator and registrar at the Great Northern Central Hospital. An analysis of the controversy surrounding his employment, 1902-1912, by the new coroner for the South-Western District of London can be found in Medical History, 39,3, July 1995.


Scope and content/abstract:

Postmortem reports for London coroners' courts, 1907-1913.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These six volumes of early 20th century post-mortem reports were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by the British Medical Association Library in 1992. Eight 18th-19th century volumes were given at the same time to the Western Manuscripts Department (MSS 6915-6927). Further details of provenance are not known.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Wellcome Library for the History of Medicine has copies of the 2nd and 4th editions of Freyberger's Pocket formulary for the treatment of diseases in children (1900 and 1914) and The practitioner's pocket pharmacology and formulary [1917] For further material relating to pathology, see also Archives and Manuscripts Department, Wellcome Library collections: PP/HEW, PP/HHA, PP/PAG, PP/RGM, SA/BMA, GC/4, 23, 30, 68, 83, 135, 170, 174, 182, 222, 245, 269-270, 273-274, GP/42, RAMC, WA/BSR, WA/HMM.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009

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