Subseries KH/PP/17 - Notes taken by St Clair Thomson on cases and lectures given by Joseph Lister, 1879-1880

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Notes taken by St Clair Thomson on cases and lectures given by Joseph Lister, 1879-1880


  • 1879-1880 (Creation)

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1 volume

Scope and content

Volume of case notes and lecture notes taken by St Clair Thomson from lectures on surgery delivered by Jospeh Lister, Professor of Clinical Surgery, King's College London, 1879-1880, including the treatment of abscesses, carcinoma, gall stones and the importance of dressing wounds and the use of antiseptics.

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Biographical history

Born, 1859; entered King's College London Medical Department, 1878, obtained honours in Medicine, 1883; appointed House Surgeon to Joseph Lister, Professor of Clinical Surgery, King's College London, 1883; practised in Italy and Switzerland and qualified as a Doctor of Medicine at Lausanne, 1891; Physician to the Throat Hospital, Golden Square, London, and Surgeon to the Royal Ear Hospital, 1893-1901; Assistant Physician for Diseases of the Throat and Nose, King's College Hospital, 1901; Physician in Charge of the Department, 1905; Professor of Laryngology, King's College London, 1908- 1924; appointed Emeritus Professor of Laryngology, King's College London, and Consulting Laryngological Physician to King's College Hospital, 1924; President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1924-1926; died, 1943.

Publications: The cerebro-spinal fluid (London, 1899); Submucous excision of deviations and spurs of the nasal septum (London, 1906); Operations upon the nose and its accessory cavities (Oxford, 1909); Diseases of the nose and throat (London, 1911); Tuberculosis of the larynx (London, 1924); Cancer of the larynx (London, 1930).

Custodial history

Papers presented to King's College Hospital by the executors of the estate of St Clair Thomson, 1945.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

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Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archives.

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  • English

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King's College London College Archives holds further entries relating to Thomson's career in King's College London Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/M); King's College Hospital Medical Society Minutes (Ref: KH/MS/M).

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Archivist's note

Herbert Willoughby Lyle, King's and some King's men (London, 1935); King's College London Calendars; Who's who. Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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