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ALMENT, Sir Anthony (1922-2002)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 1538 S62
Held at: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
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Full title: ALMENT, Sir Anthony (1922-2002)
Date(s): c1946-1948
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 pen and ink drawings
Name of creator(s): Alment | Sir | Edward Anthony John | 1922-2002 | Knight | obstetrician and gynaecologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edward Anthony John Alment, known as Tony, was born in 1922, the son of a Watford GP. He was educated at Marlborough College and trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital, qualifying in 1945. After posts in London, at St Bartholomew's and Queen Charlotte's Hospitals, and a spell of National Service in the RAF, he was appointed to Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals in 1960, where he remained as consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist until 1985. In the 1970s he was known for his recognition of the importance of feminist ideas about women's health, and was an advocate of the establishment of special abortion clinics. He was also interested and involved in healthcare organisation and management. He joined the Oxford Regional Health Authority in 1969, serving until 1976. In 1976 he chaired the Inquiry into Competence to Practice and also served as a member of the Maternity Services Advisory Committee and the CASPE research project into clinical budgeting. He was knighted in 1980. Sir Anthony served as Honorary Secretary of the RCOG from 1968-1973, as President from 1978-1981 and as Honorary Cellarer from 1983-1990. He died in March 2002.


Scope and content/abstract:

Five pen and ink cartoons made by Sir Anthony Alment concerning the controversies surrounding the establishment of the National Health Service, and the views of the medical profession, [1946-1948].

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Finding aids:

Detailed catalogue available in the RCOG Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Sir Anthony Alment's widow, Elizabeth, April 2006.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Sir Anthony's papers as President of the RCOG (Ref: RCOG/A4/17); Correspondence of E A J Alment (Ref: RCOG/A7/3); President's Council meeting papers, (Ref: RCOG/A2/B); Correspondence with Sir Anthony Alment (Ref: RCOG/A4/21/17); Miscellaneous Papers of Sir Anthony Alment and Sir Rustum Feroze (Ref: RCOG/A4/23); Correspondence of Sir John Dewhurst and Sir Anthony Alment with Life, the JCC, the DHSS, the Co-ordinating Committee in Defence of the 1967 Abortion Act, and other bodies and individuals, concerning abortion (Ref: RCOG/A16/17); Correspondence and other papers of Alment and Sir Rustam Feroze concerning changes in the abortion notification form (Ref: RCOG/A16/18); Correspondence and other papers of Alment concerning the implications of the 1967 Abortion Act for nurses (Ref: RCOG/A16/19); Papers of Anthony Alment relating to a proposed survey of gynaecological units performing abortions (Ref: RCOG/A16/20); Papers of Alment and Feroze concerning the Abortion (Amendment) bills introduced by John Corrie, MP, in 1979, and by Lord Robertson of Oakridge in 1982 (Ref: RCOG/A16/21); 'Competence to Practise': The Report of a Committee of Enquiry set up for the Medical Profession in the United Kingdom (Ref: RCOG/C17/1).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
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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