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PHILLIPS, Miles Harris (1875-1965): letters to David B Stewart

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S70
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: PHILLIPS, Miles Harris (1875-1965): letters to David B Stewart
Date(s): 1939-1950
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Phillips | Miles Harris | 1875-1965 | surgeon and historian of obstetrics


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1875; educated, Bristol Grammar School; medical education, University College Bristol, Bristol Royal Infirmary and King's College, London; graduated bachelor of medicine with honours in obstetrics, 1900; ship's surgeon; house surgeon, Leicester Royal Infirmary; Bachelor of Surgery, London, 1903; postgraduate attachment at the London Hospital; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1903; resident house surgeon, Jessop Hospital for Women (JHW), Sheffield, 1904, honorary medical staff, JHW, 1906; president of the North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, 1918-1920; senior surgeon, JHW, 1921-1935; part time Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Sheffield, 1921-1935; member of the departmental committee on maternal mortality and morbidity, 1928; president of the obstetrics and gynaecology section of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1937; retired early to rural Carmarthenshire and studied the history of obstetrics, he was also instrumental in restoring the library of William Smellie; died, 1965.
Publications: Historical Review of British Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 1800-1950, with J M Munro Kerr and R W Johnstone (Livingstone, 1954)


Scope and content/abstract:

Personal letters from Dr Miles Harris Phillips to Dr David B Stewart, 1946-1950 and photograph of Phillips with Dr Herbert Spencer and Dr Hansk of Copenhagen, in Holland, 1939. The letters tell about Phillips himself, his interests and enthusiasms and his discoveries in obstetric history.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Donated to the College Library in [1976] by D B Stewart. There is a letter from Dr Stewart enclosed within the collection explaining his relationship with Dr Phillips.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Passed from the College Library's 'Autographed Letters Collection' to the Archives in August 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Miles Harris Phillips (ref: S97).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: The Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1929-1969, compiled by Sir John Peel.

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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