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Cuthbert, Charles Firmin (1858-1939)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MSS.1982-1997
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Cuthbert, Charles Firmin (1858-1939)
Date(s): 1885-1926
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 16 volumes
Name of creator(s): Cuthbert | Charles Firmin | 1858-1939 | surgeon
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Charles Firmin Cuthbert qualified MRCS in 1879 and practised in Gloucester where he was senior surgeon of the Children's Hospital. In 1911-1912 he was sheriff of his native city.


Scope and content/abstract:

Short papers given by Charles Firmin Cuthbert mainly on surgical subjects, author's holograph MSS and corrected typescripts, comprising (1) 'How and why we breathe', a paper read to the [Gloucester] Philosophical Society, 19 May 1885; (2) Miscellaneous notes on surgical operations, cases, etc, 1889-1923; (3) Evidence given in a Compensation case for alleged injuries to a finger from carbolic acid, 1898; (4) 'Haemorrhage from a chronic gastric ulcer: operation, recovery': with a second draft, the first leaf of which is wanting, 1904; (5) Presidential Address, Gloucestershire Branch of the British Medical Association, 17 Nov 1904, with a corrected typescript copy; (6) 'Malignant disease of the rectum removed by operation: with a discussion on the symptoms and diagnosis of cancer of the rectum', read to the Gloucester Branch of the B.M.A. 18 Oct 1906, with a holograph critical letter on the subject from Louis Bathe Rawling [1870-1940]; (7) The surgical side of the Discussion on Dr. Kirkland's paper 'Where Physician and Surgeon meet' with three holograph corrected typescript copies of Cuthbert's 'Surgical criticism of Dr. Kirkland's paper'. 1907; (8) 'A plea for early operation in Appendix cases', a paper read to the Meeting of the Gloucestershire Branch of the B.M.A., 15 Oct 1908 and holograph-corrected typescripts, letters, notes, etc. collected for the preparation of, or connected with this paper; (9) 'Diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the tongue', with a few holograph corrections and additions, 1910, read at the Gloucestershire Branch of the B.M.A. Meeting on 20 Jan 1910; (10) 'Some surgical considerations relating to the Workman's Compensation Act' with a case-history and medical evidence in an Action under the Act. 1912; (11) 'Permanent care of feeble-minded persons', an address to the [Gloucestershire] Charity Organisation Society, 28 Mar 1912; (12) 'Pitfalls in practice' read at a Meeting of the Gloucestershire Branch of the B.M.A. 26 Apr 1916; (13) 'Demonstrations on the equipment and technique of bone graft surgery by the method of Albee', read at the B.M.A. Association Meeting at Wotton Lodge Nursing Home 20 Dec 1917; illustrated with 38 tracings in ink, mounted on boards from Albee's 'Bonegraft surgery', 1915; (14) 'The surgical aspects of tuberculosis', an address given at the Guildhall, Gloucester, 6 May 1920; (15) 'Paralysis in children: deformities resulting from paralysis', [c. 1920] (16) Addresses by or connected with Dr. Cuthbert, etc., 1923-1926.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

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 1927.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: Material relating to George Grey Turner can be found as PP/GGT, MSS.5421-5422, MS.5423 and MS.7780/13-15, and an inventory of Turner's personalia is found in the Wellcome Archives at WA/HMM/CM/Col/99.

Publication note:

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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