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Stewart, Captain Archibald Mathison (1917-1985) RAMC

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MS.8030
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Stewart, Captain Archibald Mathison (1917-1985) RAMC
Date(s): c 1938-1945
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 6 items
Name of creator(s): Stewart | Archibald Mathison | 1917-1985 | physician | Captain
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1917; obtained his medical education at Edinburgh University (MB ChB 1940). World War Two Service: Served in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) during World War Two: attached to Light Field Ambulance as Sectional Commander - awarded a Distinction in 43rd Divisional Infantry Battle Course - May 1941-Sep 1942. Took part in the Allied North Africa landings in Oct 1942, attached to 50th General Hospital. Joined 83rd General Hospital (acting Casualty Clearing Station) in Jan 1943. Thereafter transferred to No.5 Casualty Clearing Station, serving in Africa, Sicily and Italy. In charge of all wards. Performed over 300 operations. Received instruction in brain surgery from Mr Slemon of the Advanced Neurological Team. Performed, with supervision, several intercranial operations. Developed a special interest in ophthalmology.

Mentioned in Dispatches. Took part in the Battle of the Po, Feb 1945, as RMO to 22nd Cheshire Regiment. Was a trainee in surgery with 22nd British General Hospital in Northern Italy, Jun 1945. In Dec 1945 appointed General Surgical Specialist. Post War Career: Stewart obtained paediatric surgical posts in Edinburgh. Also trained in Radiology, with posts in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. Appointed Consultant Radiologist to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Senior Radiologist in Paediatric Radiology at Aberdeen Sick Children's Hospital.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers relating to Captain Stewart's service in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War Two, including some course notes, surgical case records and medical standing orders.

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Conditions governing access:

Certain restrictions apply. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking. The material in MS/8030/4 is subject to Restricted Access conditions. The material in MS/8030/5 comprises official medical records which are subject to a 100 year closure period.

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:

Wellcome Library Manuscripts and Archives on-line database.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to Archives and Manuscripts 01/11/2002 by Dr Colin Stewart, Captain Stewart's younger son, via Dr John Blair.

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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:
Jul 2008

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