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Surgical Club

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0114 MS0160
Held at: Royal College of Surgeons of England
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Full title: Surgical Club
Date(s): 1910-1939
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 volumes
Name of creator(s): Surgical Club | London


Administrative/Biographical history:

The decision to form a surgical club evolved from preliminary meetings held in 1908-1909. A committee was formed, including Mr G Lenthal Cheatle, Mr Charles Ryal, Mr E M Corner, Mr J W Thomson Walker (Honorary Treasurer) and Mr Herbert Paterson (Honorary Secretary). The Surgical Club was formed in 1910, with the purpose of 'social intercourse of those engaged in the active practice of surgery and interested in the promotion of the science and art of surgery, and shall include the demonstration of original work in general and special surgery, the discussion of the same, together with the discussion of points of technique and other matters of scientific and clinical interest' (Surgical Club Rules 1910). Initially, the club was to have twelve members, although this increased over the years, with five additional honorary members. The control of the club rested with a committee made up of three ordinary members, the Treasurer and the Honorary Secretary. The Surgical Club met 5 times a year on the 4th Wednesday of October, November, January, March/April (depending on the date of Easter) and May.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of the Surgical Club, 1910-1939, comprising a volume of minutes, 1910-1936; and another volume of minutes, 1936-1939. Also containing the Club rules and signatures of members.

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:

Deposited by Victor Wilkinson Dix in 1975.

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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