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McDonald, Donald Percy (1886-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.3385-3386
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: McDonald, Donald Percy (1886-1959)
Date(s): 1956
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): McDonald | Donald Percy | 1886-1959 | Professor of Surgery
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Donald Percy McDonald graduated MB, BCh from Oriel College, Oxford in 1912, and after practising in Oxford was commissioned in the RAMC in 1917. On the recommendation of Fieldmarshal Lord Allenby he joined the Indian Medical Service in 1920, and later became Professor of Surgery at Rangoon University. He retired in 1942 with the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript signed with holograph additions and corrections entitled "Our Fathers that begat us, and other papers on the history of Medicine", by Donald Percy McDonald with a Foreword by Professor Sir Francis Fraser [1885-1964]. Inserted loose are 8 photographs intended for illustrations for the printed book. Included is a typescript letter signed by the author dated 11 July 1946 referring to an illustration of a surgeon's instrument-case belonging to Lord Lee of Fareham [1868-1947], with an initialed note of permission to use it by the owner in red crayon. Produced in Littlehampton.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

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:

Described in: S.A.J. Moorat, Catalogue of Western Manuscripts on Medicine and Science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London: Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, 1962-1973).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Purchased from the Royal Society of Medicine, 1956 (acc.303950).

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

The first work was serialized in the 'Medical World' 1953/54, and the remaining articles published in various medical and other periodicals.

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Feb 2009

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