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King, Maurice Henry (1927-)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0149
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: King, Maurice Henry (1927-)
Date(s): 1993
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): King | Maurice Henry | b 1927 | physician and research fellow


Administrative/Biographical history:

Maurice Henry King was born in Hatton, Ceylon, in 1927. He was educated at Cambridge and St Thomas's Hospital, where he was a Bristowe Medalist in pathology in 1951, and a house physician in 1952. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London in 1971 and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1993. He spent 20 years as a doctor in Africa, in Northern Rhodesia, Uganda, Zambia and Kenya, spending five years in each. He started in Africa as a pathologist in 1957, and then moved into public health in 1963. He then began to write books to be used by health workers in the developing world. One of these was Primary Surgery (two volumes) which has been widely acclaimed as a standard work. He was a Medical Officer with the World Health Organisation working in Indonesia, from 1972-1977. He worked for the German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) on projects to assemple appropriate technologies in district hospitals, and was based in Kenya, from 1979-1984. King is currently an Honorary Research Fellow of the University of Leeds, and is concerned with demographic entrapment.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Maurice Henry King, 1993, comprising 2 draft typescript copies of Primary Surgery Volume 1 Non-traumawith manuscript annotations in various hands. The first copy is labelled as being edited by Maurice King, assisted by Peter Bewes and James Cairns. The second copy names only Maurice King as the editor.

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 Maurice Henry King in 1993.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
Sep 2008

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