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Hodgkin, Keith, (1918-1999)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GP/25
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Hodgkin, Keith, (1918-1999)
Date(s): 1939-1994
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 Boxes
Name of creator(s): Hodgkin | Keith | 1918-1999 | general practitioner and lecturer
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1918; educated, Magdalen College, Oxford, 1936-1939; Student House Surgeon and work in Hugh Cairns's Neurosurgical Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, 1939-1943; BM, Oxford, 1942; House Surgeon for Professor Grey Turner, Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, 1943; Surgeon Lieutenant, Royal Navy, 1943-1946; Newcastle General Infirmary, 1946-1948; Hospital pathologist, Oxford, 1948-1949; General Practice, Stockton, 1949-1950; General Practice, Redcar, 1950-1973; Professor of General Practice, University of Newfoundland, 1973-1978; Visiting Professor, Glasgow Medical School, 1973; Royal College of General Practitioners Committee on development of oral examination, 1978-1985; Visiting Professor, Dundee Medical School, 1978; Visiting Lecturer, Western Australia Medical School, 1982; Editing Reader's Digest Medical Adviser, 1983-1984, died, 1999.
Publications: Towards Earlier Diagnosis. A Family Doctor's Approach (1963)


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Keith Hodgkin, 1939-1994, including index cards of lecture, ward round and case notes made while a student at the Radcliffe Infirmary and the Hammersmith Hospital 1939-1943, and patient records from his practice 1954-1979. There are also reports and surveys illustrating the use of practice records in research. His Family Record contains reminiscences and evaluation of his professional, as well as family life, and material relating to his grandfather's uncle, Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866).

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in sections as follows: Biographical materiall; Towards Earlier Diagnosis. A Family Doctor's Approach, 2nd edition, 1966; Index cards; Practice records; Survey work and publications.

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:

These papers were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in June 1995 by Dr Hodgkin, via Michael Bevan of the Wellcome Unit, Oxford. A few additional items were received from Dr Hodgkin in October.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Thomas Hodgkin (1798-1866) are held by the Archives and Manuscripts Department of the Library (PP/HO). Other papers relating to the Hodgkin Family are held at PP/HO. The papers of George Grey Turner are held at PP/GGT: Hodgkin worked as House Surgeon under him at the Hammersmith Hospital, 1943.

Publication note:

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:
Jul 2008

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