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OPPÉ, Thomas Ernest, (b 1925)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0098 MS/PD
Held at: Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine
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Full title: OPPÉ, Thomas Ernest, (b 1925)
Date(s): Created 1960-1984
Level of description: Subfonds of St Mary's Hospital Medical School
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Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Oppé | Thomas Ernest | b 1925 | paediatrician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1925; educated at University College School, Hampstead; Guy's Hospital Medical School; Lecturer in Child Health, University of Bristol, 1956-1960; Consultant Paediatrician, United Bristol Hospitals, 1960; Assistant Director, 1960-1964 and Director, 1964-1969, Paediatric Unit, St Mary's Hospital Medical School; Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital, 1960-1990; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1966; Consultant Adviser in Paediatrics, DHSS, 1971-1986, and member of DHSS committees, 1966-1988; University of London member of Board of Studies in Medicine, 1964-1990, member of Senate, 1981-1989, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, 1984-1986, member of Court, 1984-1989; member, General Medical Council, 1984-1988, British Medical Association, British Paediatric Association, European Society for Paediatric Research.
Publications: Modern Textbook of Paediatrics for Nurses (William Heinemann Medical Books, London, 1961); Neurological examination of children with Richmond Shepard Paine (London, Spastics Society Medical Education and Information Unit in association with Heinemann Medical, 1966); book chapters and papers on paediatrics and child health.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Thomas Ernest Oppé, 1960-1984, comprising papers relating to Paddington General Hospital (later St Mary's Hospital, Harrow Road), 1960-1972, notably minutes of the Medical Committee, 1960-1961, correspondence concerning the Obstetrics Department, 1961; arrangements for paediatrics, 1963-1964; report into medical care and nursing of children, 1969; closure of the Children's Ward, 1972; papers relating to the redevelopment of St Mary's Hospital and Medical School, 1970-1978; paediatrics in St Mary's Group, 1969-1975; proposed closure of Paddington Green Children's Hospital, 1979-1981; children's services at St Charles' Hospital, 1984.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The papers are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Researchers wishing to consult the Archives should first contact the Trust Archivist, St Mary's Hospital, Praed Street, London W2 1NY, telephone 020 7 886 6528, for an appointment.

Conditions governing reproduction:

A photocopying service is available at the discretion of the Archivist, and is dependent on the condition of the original document. Photocopies are supplied for research use only.

Finding aids:

A catalogue is available in the reading room of the Trust Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Created by Professor Thomas Ernest Oppé as Assistant Director and Director of the Paediatric Unit of St Mary's Hospital Medical School and Consultant Paediatrician at St Mary's Hospital.

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were deposited by Professor Oppé.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1997 (A & C Black, 1997); British Library On-Line Public Access Catalogue 97. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
November 2000

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