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Morrison, Brenda

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/240
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Morrison, Brenda
Date(s): 1933-2007
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 files
Name of creator(s): Morrison | Brenda | fl 1933-1996 | paediatrician and psychoanalyst
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Brenda Morrison, MB, BS, MD, trained at the Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, during the late 1930s, and her first house surgeon's job was in the Orthopaedic Department just after the outbreak of World War Two in 1939. She subsequently became the first Paediatric Registrar at the RVI. In 1949 she moved to Hammersmith Hospital. She later trained as a psychoanalyst.


Scope and content/abstract:

Memoir of Brenda Morrison and other papers including memoir entitled ''Reminiscences of a woman doctor, 1933-1956', in which she describes developments in paediatrics during that period and also various other contemporary medical developments such as blood transfusion, plastic surgery, antibiotics and chemotherapy; C.V. 1998; reprints of publications by Dr Morrison, 1945-1957 (incomplete set) and memoir of her later life 'Training and Practice in Psychoanalysis 1956-1996' .

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

4 items: Memoir; CV; Reprints.

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:

This memoir and associated material were received by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now Archives and Manuscripts, Wellcome Library) as a gift from Dr Morrison (Mrs Knight) in June 1998; a second installment of the memoir covering her later career in psychoanalysis was received in June 2007.

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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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