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ROLLESTON, Sir Humphry Davy (1862-1944)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-ROLLH
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: ROLLESTON, Sir Humphry Davy (1862-1944)
Date(s): 1894
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 item
Name of creator(s): Rolleston | Sir | Humphry Davy | first baronet | 1862-1944 | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1862; educated at Maclaren's School at Summerfield, Oxford, and at Marlborough College; medical student at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, 1881-1883; St John's College, Cambridge, 1883-; Demonstrator in Pathology at Cambridge, 1887; House Physician at St Bartholomew's; Demonstrator in Anatomy at St Bartholomew's; Curator of the museum at St George's Hospital, London, 1890; MD, 1891; Assistant Physician to St George's, 1893; Physician to St George's, 1898-[1918]; staff of the Victoria Hospital for Children, London; Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, 1894; Consulting Physician to the Imperial Yeomanry Hospital at Pretoria, South Africa, 1901; served on advisory committees set up by the Royal Army Medical Corps and the Royal Naval Service to improve the conditions of its officers; examiner for the service's entrance and promotion examinations in medicine; consulting physician to the Royal Navy, with the temporary rank of surgeon rear-admiral, First World War; representative of the medical department of the Admiralty on the medical board of the flying corps, and he became Physician to the Central Flying Hospital at Mount Vernon, Hampstead, London, 1917-1919; Consulting Physician to St George's Hospital, 1918; Consulting Physician to the Ventnor Hospital for Consumption on the Isle of Wight, 1922; Consulting Physician to the King Edward VII Sanatorium at Midhurst, 1923; Physician-in-Ordinary to King George V, 1923; President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1918-1920; President of the Royal College of Physicians, 1922-1926; President of the Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland, 1925 and 1929; President of the Medical Society of London, 1926-1927; Regius Professor of Physic at Cambridge, 1925; retired, 1932; died, 1944.


Scope and content/abstract:

Original manuscript of Manual of Morbid Anatomy by Humphry Davy Rolleston and Alfredo Antunes Kanthack, 1894.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

Records are open for consultation.

Conditions governing reproduction:

All requests should be referred to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Available at the Royal College of Physicians.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Library of the Royal College of Physicians by Sir Humphry Rolleston, on January 13th 1932.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Imported from the RCP's Adlib catalogue; edited by Sarah Drewery.
Sources: Oxford DNB.

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:
Aug 2008

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