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TREVES, Sir Frederick (1853-1923)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0029
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: TREVES, Sir Frederick (1853-1923)
Date(s): 1918-[1961]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 folder and 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Treves | Sir | Frederick | 1853-1923 | 1st Baronet | surgeon
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, Dorchester, Dorset, 1853; educated at the school of William Barnes, 1860-1864; Merchant Taylor's School, London, 1864-1871; medical student, London Hospital, 1871-1875; Member, 1875, Fellow, 1878, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1875; House Surgeon, London Hospital; Resident Medical Officer, Royal National Hospital for Scrofula, Margate, 1876; private practice in Derbyshire, 1877-1879; Assistant Surgeon, London Hospital, 1879; Demonstrator of Anatomy, London Hospital Medical School, 1881-1884; continued his research into scrofula and began his researches on the anatomy of the abdomen; Surgeon and Lecturer on Anatomy, London Hospital, 1884-1898; Hunterian Professor of Anatomy, 1885; Lecturer on Surgery, London Hospital Medical School, 1894-1897; Consulting Surgeon, British Forces in South Africa, 1899-1900; Surgeon Extraordinary, 1900; Knighted, 1901; operated on the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII, 1902; created baronet, 1902; President, War Office Medical Board, 1914-1918; died, 1923.
Publications include: The Dress of the period, in its relations to health (Allman & Son, London, [1882]); Scrofula and its gland diseases (Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1882); Surgical Applied Anatomy (1883); Intestinal Obstructions (1884); The anatomy of the intestinal canal and peritoneum in man (H K Lewis, London, 1885); The Influence of Dress on health (Cassell & Co, London, [1886]); A German-English Dictionary of Medical Terms with Hugo Lang (J & A Churchill, London, 1890); A Manual of Operative Surgery (Cassell & Co, London, 1891); The Student's Handbook of Surgical Operations (Cassell & Co, London, 1892); The Abdominal Viscera (1893); A System of Surgery Editor 2 vol (Cassell & Co, London, 1895, 96); Perityphlitis and its varieties (Macmillan & Co, London, 1897); Intestinal Obstruction. Its varieties with their pathology, diagnosis, and treatment New and revised edition (Cassell & Co, London, 1899); The Tale of a Field Hospital [following the Ladysmith Relif Column in the South African War] (Cassell and Co, London, 1900); Alcohol: a poison (Church of England Temperance Society, Westminster, [1905]); Highways and Byways in Dorset (Macmillan & Co, London, 1906); The Cradle of the Deep: an account of a voyage to the West Indies (Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1908); The Influence of Enforced Dogmatism in Medicine [Birmingham, 1914]; The Elephant Man, and other reminiscences (Cassell & Co, London, 1923).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir Frederick Treves, comprising 3 volumes of reminiscences of attendance on his patients Sir John Millais, Sir Henry Irving and Edward VII, 1918; partial copy by Lady Rigby, c1960 and related letters from Lady Rigby and Sir Cecil Wakeley.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The records are arranged as outlined in the scope and content.

Conditions governing access:

Access to notebooks on Sir John Millais and Sir Henry Irving are by written appointment with the Royal College of Surgeons of England Library. The notebook on Edward VII has restricted access, requiring written permission from the Archivist at Windsor Castle. Please contact the Royal College of Surgeons of England Library for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Catalogue of Manuscripts in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (1928) by Victor G Plarr.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were donated to the Royal College of Surgeons of England by Lady Rigby in 1961.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Royal College of Physicians of London holds papers relating to a tour of the world, 1903-1904 (Reference: MS 709); Leeds University, Brotherton Library holds letters (9) to Sir Edmund Gosse, 1917-1923 (Reference: Library Publications no 3).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 1937); Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives; British Library Public On-line Catalogue. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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:
October 2002

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