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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP5
BARRETT, Norman Rupert (1903-1979)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Barrett, Norman Rupert, 1903-1979, Surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Norman Rupert Barrett was born in Adelaide, Australia, on 16 May 1903, the son of Alfred Barrett, Sussex. Returning to Britain for his education, he attended Eton College, Trinity College, Cambridge (1st class Hons Natural Science Tripos, 1925, MA 1930); and St Thomas' Hospital, University of London (MB 1928, MChir 1931), becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1930. He also held a Rockefeller Travelling Fellowship, 1935. He held positions as Lecturer in Surgery, University of London, 1935-1970; Surgeon to King Edward VII Sanatorium, Midhurst, Sussex, 1938-1970; Consulting Thoracic Surgeon to the Royal Navy and to the Ministry of Social Security, 1944-1970. He was appointed Visiting Professor of Surgery at the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, 1963, and the Cleveland Metropolitan General. Hospital, USA. He was also Examiner in Surgery at the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham, London, and Khartoum. Barrett was also President of the Thoracic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland, 1962; The Thoracic Society, 1963, a Fellow, Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland. He was a member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons, 1962-1974, and its Vice-President in 1972, as well as being a member of the Tuberculosis Assoc of America and the Association for Thoracic Surgery. He edited Thorax, 1946-1971. In 1931 he married Elizabeth Warington Smyth. In 1969 he was awarded CBE. He retired in 1970, and died 8 January 1979. Publications: Many papers on surgical and historical subjects; contributions to many textbooks of surgery.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Annotated typescript article by Norman Rupert Barrett titled 'The contribution of Australians to medical knowledge', [1960s]

System of arrangement

1 file

Conditions of access & use

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.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archives and Corporate Records Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

This collection level description only.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); Compiled by Alison Field

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.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

Date(s) of descriptions

January 2004

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  • Clinical medicine
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical profession
  • Medical sciences
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Barrett, Norman Rupert, 1903-1979, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives


  • Australia, Oceania

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