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BARRETT, Norman Rupert (1903-1979)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP5
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: BARRETT, Norman Rupert (1903-1979)
Date(s): [1960s]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Barrett | Norman Rupert | 1903-1979 | Surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Norman Rupert Barrett was born in Adelaide, Australia, on 16 May 1903, the son of Alfred Barrett, Sussex. Returning to Britain for his education, he attended Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge (1st class Hons Natural Science Tripos, 1925, MA 1930); and St Thomas' Hospital, University of London (MB 1928, MChir 1931), becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1930. He also held a Rockefeller Travelling Fellowship, 1935.
He held positions as Lecturer in Surgery, University of London, 1935-1970; Surgeon to King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, Sussex, 1938-1970; Consulting Thoracic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and to the Ministry of Social Security, 1944-1970. He was appointed Visiting Professor of Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, 1963, and the Cleveland Metropolitan General. Hospital, USA. He was also Examiner in Surgery at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, London, and Khartoum.
Barrett was also President of the Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, 1962; The Thoracic Society, 1963, a Fellow, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He was a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1962-1974, and its Vice-President in 1972, as well as being a member of the Tuberculosis Assoc of America and the Association for Thoracic Surgery. He edited Thorax, 1946-1971.
In 1931 he married Elizabeth Warington Smyth. In 1969 he was awarded CBE. He retired in 1970, and died 8 January 1979.
Publications: Many papers on surgical and historical subjects; contributions to many textbooks of surgery.


Scope and content/abstract:

Annotated typescript article by Norman Rupert Barrett titled 'The contribution of Australians to medical knowledge', [1960s]

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Compiled by Alison Field

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
January 2004

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