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Stout, Robert James (b 1917)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/226
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Stout, Robert James (b 1917)
Date(s): 1941-1998
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Stout | Robert James | b 1917 | anaesthetist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Robert Stout trained at the London Hospital, qualifying LRCP, MRCS in December 1940, and after a year as house surgeon at the Connaught Hospital,Walthamstow, qualified MB, BS and DA to become house anaesthetist at the London Hospital. Commissioned in the RAMC in June 1943, he was anaesthetist to a Field Surgical Unit in the British Liberation Army for six months, then to an Indian Mobile Surgical Unit for the last year of the Burma campaign, after which he was based in military hospitals in Bombay and Fayid, Egypt. After a year at the Bristol Royal Infirmary, he became a lecturer in anaesthetics, in Iraq 1947-1948, in Nigeria 1948-1950, again in Iraq 1950-1958 (acting as anaesthetist to King Faisal in 1956), and in Jamaica 1959-1963. He finished his career as consultant anaesthetist to the Medway Health Authority, retiring in 1987.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Robert James Stout, 1941-1998, comprising notes and record cards of cases anaesthetised during the Second World War, in Normandy 1944 and Burma 1945; records of anaesthesia accidents, 1941-1983; biographical and memoirs

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: A Records of anaesthesia for surgical operations, 1944-1945; B Records of anaesthetic accidents, 1941-1983; C Biographical and memoirs, [n.d.], 1998

Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply: donor felt that material did not contain anything that is not already in the public realm, but list draws attention to not disclosing personal names.

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:

Dr Stout's records of anaesthesia in the Second World War (Accession 640) were received by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in August 1996 along with the papers of Dr V F Hall (GC/203), who had been using them to write a history of the development of anaesthesia during the Burma Campaign. Additional material (accession 679) was given by Dr Stout in November 1996 and March 1998.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jun 2008

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