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World Organisation of Gastroenterology

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 SA/OMG
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: World Organisation of Gastroenterology
Date(s): 1958-2000
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes and 1 outsize box
Name of creator(s): World Organisation of Gastroenterology x International Society of Gastroenterology x Organisation Mondiale de Gastroentérologie
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Administrative/Biographical history:

The Organisation originated as the International Society of Gastroenterology, founded at the First International Congress of Gasteroenterology in Brussels, 1935; the Society was reconstituted as the Organisation Mondiale de Gastroentérologie or World Organisation of Gastroenterology at a joint meeting with various related American Societies in Washington DC, 1958.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the World Organisation of Gastroenterology, 1958-2000, comprising administrative records, 1958-1995; publications including congress reports, bulletins, newsletters and World Gastroenterology News, 1935, 1958-1995; photographs and long playing records.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Papers were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by the Honorary President and archivist-historian of the Organisation, Professor Francisco Vilardell MD FRCP in 1995 and 1997. Audio-visual material relating to the 1958 International Congress, minutes, and copies of the journal were received in 2000.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Sir Richard Doll (1912-2005) PP/DOL; papers of The Prout Club, SA/PRO; papers of the British Society of Gastroenterology, SA/BSG; papers of Thomas Cecil Hunt, GC/46; papers relating to Balsalazide, GC/241.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
June 2008

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