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Batten, George Beckett (1860-1942)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0112
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Batten, George Beckett (1860-1942)
Date(s): 1881-1882
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Batten | George Beckett | 1860-1942 | surgeon and radiologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

George Beckett Batten was born in India in 1860. He studied at Edinburgh University and obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Master of Surgery in 1884, and the MD in 1887. He went on to study for a DMRE (Diploma in Medicine, Radiology and Electrology) at Cambridge in 1921. In World War One he was Surgeon in charge of the X-ray department at Southwark Military Hospital. During his career he was Honorary Radiologist, the Children's Hospital Sydenham; Senior Medical Officer, East Dulwich Providential Dispensary; Assistant Medical Officer, Fife and Kinross District Asylum; and Honorary Surgeon and Ophthalmology Assistant, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He was a member of the British Institute of Radiology; member and former president of the Rontgen Society; Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; and a member of the British Medical Association. Batten was amongst the first to work in Radiotherapy, and his daughter, Dr Grace Batten (MRCS) was also a Radiologist. He died in 1942.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of George Backett Batten, 1881-1882, comprising a manuscript volume of lecture notes of physiology lectures by William Rutherford, at the University of Edinburgh.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

By written appointment only.

Conditions governing reproduction:

No photocopying permitted.

Finding aids:

Additional manuscripts catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Humphrey Hahn in 1965.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.
Source: Medical Directory 1935; and Obituary in the British Medical Journal, 1942, 2, p 145.

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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