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ROTHERAM, William (d 1977): professional and clinical papers

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S30
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: ROTHERAM, William (d 1977): professional and clinical papers
Date(s): 1939-1953
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes; 5 folders; 4 volumes
Name of creator(s): Rotheram | William | d 1977 | gynaecologist

Context

Administrative/Biographical history:

William Rotheram MRCOG (d.1977): Rotheram was born in the early years of the twentieth century. His main professional specialisation was dentistry and after obtaining the degree of BDS from the Liverpool Dental Hospital he held dental appointments at Liverpool Dental Hospital and Liverpool University. He was awarded the degree of MDS in 1937. At the outbreak of the war he joined HM Forces serving for 5 years and reaching the rank of major as specialist maxillo-facial surgeon. After demobilisation he applied for the chair of Dental Surgery at London University, apparently without success. He also had an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology. Having taken the degrees of MB and ChB in June 1940 he held and appointment as a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Leicester General Hospital. In 1953 he successfully sat the MRCOG examination. Rotheram ceased to be listed amongst the Members of the College after 1974; he died in 1977.

Content

Scope and content/abstract:

Professional and clinical papers of William Rotheram, 1939-1953, including his Curriculum vitae, forming part of his application for the chair of dental surgery at London University, c.1945; series of undated obstetric and gynaecological case notes; undated notes made in preparation for MRCOG examination; case records submitted for the MRCOG examination, c1949; papers relating to Rotheram's examination and election as MRCOG, 1953; bound illustrated typescript of "Pulpar Diagnosis by a Thermionic Oscillatory Circuit" by Rotheram, undated; offprint of "Pulpar Diagnosis by a Thermionic Oscillatory Circuit" by Rotheram. British Dental Journal, 1940, with associated correspondence, 1940; bound typescript of "Electronics in Maxillo-facial Surgery" by Rotheram, 1948; bound typescript of "Diagnosis of Swelling about the Jaws" by Rotheram, undated; bound typescript of "An Electronic Method for Immediate Visual Recording of Heart Rate" by Rotheram, paper given to Royal Society of Medicine 26 Jan 1948; series of case notes relating to members of HM forces treated by Rotheram as specialist maxillo-facial dental surgeon. Some of these notes were intended for publication in the British Dental Journal, c1945-1946.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English

System of arrangement:

the material is of two types: firstly, that relating to Rotherham's career progress and secondly, medical case notes and articles.

Conditions governing access:

The majority of this collection is open by prior appointment. Some records containing sensitive personal information about named individuals, ages unknown, are closed for 100 years from the last date on the file. Please contact the College Archivist & Records Manager for more information at archives@rcog.org.uk

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright: published material in the copyright of the publisher. Remaining material in the copyright of the Rotheram family.

Finding aids:

A general index to the files listed in the catalogue of the Archives of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is maintained in the College Archives; refer to the College Archivist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

presented by Mrs B J Furniss, October 1991.

Allied Materials

Related material:


National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Biographical details of the individuals who have presented material to the College and/or comprise the subject of the records, have been compiled using information in administrative files and, where relevant, consulting Sir John Peel's book The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1929-1969, Whitefriars Press Ltd, 1975. Compiled by Clare Cowling, Archivist, RCOG.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second Edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
September 2000

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