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Hunt, Thomas Cecil, (1901-1980)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/46
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Hunt, Thomas Cecil, (1901-1980)
Date(s): 1928-1982
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 boxes
Name of creator(s): Hunt | Thomas Cecil | 1901-1980 | gastroenterologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born at Guildford, 1901; Educated St Paul's School, London (after obtaining scholarship); Graduated BA, Magdalen College, Oxford (after obtaining a scholarship) 1st class, Physiology, 1923; University scholar, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, 1924; BM,BCh, 1926; Awarded Radcliffe travelling fellowship: studied endocrine disease and metabolism, Berlin and Vienna, 1927; MRCP, 1928; Medical Registrar St Mary's Hospital (from 1930 Consultant Physician); DM, 1930; Helped to inaugurate Mediterranean and European Society of Gastroenterology, 1932; FRCP, 1935; Wartime service in Royal Army Medical Corps, 1940-1945; Returned to St Mary's Hospital, 1945; President, Mediterranean and European Society of Gastroenterology (1st International Congress), 1956; President, British Society of Gastroenterology, 1956-1957; President, World Organisation of Gastroenterology (OMGE), 1962-1966; Awarded CBE, 1964; Helped to set up Digestive Disorders Foundation (British Digestive Foundation) - its Chairman for 10 years, 1970; Harveian Orator, 1972; died, 1980.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Thomas Cecil Hunt including war diaries, notes, reports, etc, from RAMC service in West Africa, India and Iraq, 1941-1945; case records mainly re Crohn's disease, 1953-1968; personal papers and correspondence, 1928-1982; published and unpublished writings, speeches and lectures, 1928-1980; papers on William MacMichael (1783-1838), his great-grandfather and a little material on higher education in the Commonwealth, 1950s.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The first group of papers (Ref 1-16) consist of circulars, memoranda and reports, but there are also examples of clinical notes made by Hunt in his medical diaries as well as clinical charts. Little sorting of this section was necessary apart from the removal of a few duplicates.

A very miscellaneous group of papers, previously numbered 17-23, has been divided, so that personal and biographical material, including c.v., are Section B, correspondence is Section C, and the records of Hunt's involvement with international meetings of gastroenterologists, 1967-68, have been assigned to Section H with files on congresses which came in Accession 676. Case records 1953-1968 (Section D) and clinical charts, etc, in Section A are subject to restricted access for a 75-year period.

Conditions governing access:

Open. Case notes (A.10/1-13, A.10/26, A.11, D.1-8) are subject to restricted access.

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:

The catalogue is available on microfiche via the National Inventory of Documentary Sources (NIDS).

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The major part of these papers were give to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Dr Hunt's widow, Mrs Barbara Hunt. A small number were collected in December 1981, and additional material was delivered in June 1982 by Dr J.H. Baron of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). A further delivery of papers by Mrs Hunt in April 1983 led to a revision of the list, and additions were made of material from Dr J L Hunt in May 1996 and a further deposit from the BSG in May 1998 (Accession 676), which necessitated the complete revision of references.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: The PAIFORCE papers in the RAMC collection contain reports on malaria, heatstroke, anaemia, etc.

Publication note:

Commemorative booklet edited by Dr J H Baron 1981-1982 (B.16, also copy in Library).

Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
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:
Mar 2009.

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