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Wass, Samuel Hall (1907-1970)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0072
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Wass, Samuel Hall (1907-1970)
Date(s): 1951-1954
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Wass | Samuel Hall | 1907-1970 | surgeon


Administrative/Biographical history:

Samuel Hall Wass was born in 1907. He was educated at University College Nottingham, and came to Guy's Hospital as a preclinical student in 1928. He qualified in 1934, became FRCS in 1935 and MS of London University in 1936. His appointment to the consulting staff was delayed because of the World War Two. He was a clinical assistant at St Mark's Hospital from 1937 to 1939, where he excellenced in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the colon and rectum. Before his election to the consulting staff of Guy's Hospital in 1946, Wass had already served on the staff of the Evelina Hospital for Sick Children, St John's Hospital, Lewisham, and St Olave's Hospital, Bermondsey. He was also appointed Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons and lectured on odontoma and other affections of the jaw. He served on the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons for nine years between 1955 and 1964. He also examined in surgery for the University of London. He was appointed a governor of Guy's Hospital in 1964 and was elected Chairman of the Medical Committee and also of the School Council in 1966. He died in 1970.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Samuel Hall Wass, 1951-1954, comprising the case notes of patients at Guy's Hospital Out-Patient Department, mostly concerning the treatment of haemorrhoids, and bowel and colon complaints.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The case notes have been arranged alphabetically by the patient's surname.

Conditions governing access:

Access by written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

At the discretion of the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The file was accessioned in 1989, but the source was not recorded.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Volume 5: 1965-1973, p 381.

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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