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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP10
BRETT, Percy Croad (fl 1917)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Brett, Percy Croad, fl 1917, medical student

Administrative / Biographical history

Percy Croad Brett of West Hampstead was a medical student, probably at St Mary's Hospital Paddington. John Ernest Frazer was born, London, 1870; educated at Dulwich College; trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital; worked in London and provincial hospitals; health injured by post-mortem wound; took up anatomy as speciality, 1900; Demonstrator, St George's Hospital; transferred to King's College Hospital, 1905; Lecturer, St Mary's Hospital, 1911; acted as Out Patient Surgeon during World War One; Professor of Anatomy, University of London, 1914-1941; Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons, 1915-1916; Harveian Lecturer, 1924; Member of Council and President, Anatomical Society; Examiner, Universities of London, Durham, Oxford, and Cambridge; Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons; Professor Emeritus, University of London, 1942; died, 1946. Publications: The Anatomy of the Human Skeleton (J & A Churchill, London, 1914); Buchanan's Dissection Guide with Edward Barclay-Smith and R H Robbins (Bailliere & Co, London, 1930); A Manual of Embryology (Bailliere & Co, London, 1931); Manual of Practical Anatomy with Reginald Henry Robbins 2 volumes (Bailliere & Co, London, 1937); Buchanan's manual of anatomy including embryology sixth edition edited by J E Frazer (Bailliere, Tindall and Cox, London, 1937); numerous papers, mainly Embryological in Journal of Anatomy and other Journals.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library, 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers relating to Percy Croad Brett, comprising notes on lectures Professor John Ernest Frazer on embryology, 1917, including sketches, [? taken at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington].

System of arrangement

1 volume.

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

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996 CD-ROM (A & C Black); British Library Public On-line catalogue. Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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

April 2002. Revised January 2004

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  • Embryology
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Physiological development
  • Physiology

Personal names

  • Brett, Percy Croad, fl 1917, Medical student
  • Brett, Percy Croad, fl 1917, Medical student
  • Frazer, John Ernest Sullivan, 1870-1946, Anatomist

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Mary's Hospital, Paddington

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