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PARSONS, Frederick Gymer (1863-1943)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 TH/PP45
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: PARSONS, Frederick Gymer (1863-1943)
Date(s): 1892
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume, 1 file, 3 artifacts
Name of creator(s): Parsons | Frederick Gymer | 1863-1943 | anatomist and anthropologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Frederick Gymer Parsons was born 1863. He was educated at St Thomas's Hospital, obtaining DSc London, FRCS, FSA. Parsons served as Demonstrator and Lecturer at St Thomas's Hospital; Lecturer at London School of Medicine for Women; Hunterian Professor at Royal College of Surgeons; Senior Warden, Apothecaries' Hall; Examiner at the University of Oxford, Cambridge, Aberdeen, London, Birmingham, National University of Ireland, University of Wales, Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Surgeons, Apothecaries Hall, and other bodies; President Anatomical Society; Vice-Pres. Royal Anthropological Institute; President Section H British Association.
He was appointed Research Fellow in Anthropology at St Thomas's Hospital; late Professor of Anatomy, University of London; Lecturer at St Thomas's Hospital and at Bethlem Royal Hospital. Parsons was also editor of the St Thomas Hospital Gazette. He married Mary Parker (died 1915), He died on 11 March 1943.
Publications: The History of St. Thomas's Hospital, Methuen & Co: London, 1932-1936.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of F G Parsons comprising a catalogue of Comparative Anatomy Specimens in the Museum at St Thomas's Hospital, Oct 15th 1892, containing annotated descriptions of specimens. In the back of the volume are notes and illustrations on human anatomy; file containing Parsons' notes on the ward names and their location within the hospital, 1934.
Artefacts comprise a three legged stool and two book ends made and decoratively carved by Parsons.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

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 Archive and Corporate Record 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, and 2004

Allied Materials

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black).

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:
Compiled by Alison Field, Jan 2004

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