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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP8
BETT, Walter Reginald (b 1903)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 item


Name of creator(s)

Bett, Walter Reginald, born 1903, medical writer

Administrative / Biographical history

Publications: The Infirmities of Genius , Christopher Johnson: London, 1952; Osler: the Man and the Legend William Heinemann Medical Books: London, 1951; The Preparation and Writing of Medical Papers for Publication , Menley & James, [London, 1952.] A Short History of Nursing , Faber & Faber, London, 1960; The Short-Lived Spring. Poems of youth and desire , A. H. Stockwell, London, 1934; Sir John Bland-Sutton, 1855-1936 , E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh & London, 1956; Editor of The History and Conquest of Common Diseases. [By various authors.] University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, [1954.]; and A Short History of Some Common Diseases , Oxford University Press, London, 1934.

Archival history

Presented by Dr Bett to St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library, 1949.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letter to W R Bett from Sir George Makins, 16 Apr 1931, concerning Bett's article, and relating a number of anecdotes about Sir James Paget.

System of arrangement

1 item

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.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Bett's correspondence with Warren Royal Dawson, 1945-1967, held by the Natural History Museum, London (Ref: L MSS DAWS A)

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: British Library Public On-line Catalogue; Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-Line National Register of Archives. 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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Personal names

  • Bett, Walter Reginald, born 1903, medical writer
  • Makins, Sir, George Henry, 1853-1933, Surgeon
  • Paget, Sir, James, 1814-1899, 1st Baronet, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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