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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CARLESS, Albert (1863-1936)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Carless, Albert, 1863-1936, Professor of Surgery

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1863, educated, King's College School, 1876-1880, entered Medical Department, King's College London, 1880; Carter Gold Medal and Prize for Botany, 1882; Warneford Prize for Theology and Leathes Prize for Religious Knowledge, 1883; member Royal College of Surgeons, 1885; obtained honours in Materia Medica at the first Bachelor of Medicine Examination in 1883, final with honours in Obstetrics and in Forensic Medicine, 1886, first class honours and Gold Medal, Bachelor of Surgery Examination, 1887; Gold Medal, Master of Surgery Examination, 1888; appointed House Surgeon, King's College Hospital to John Wood, Professor of Clinical Surgery, 1886; Sambrooke Surgical Registrar, 1889; appointed Assistant Surgeon to King's College Hospital and Teacher of Practical Surgery, Teacher of Operative Surgery, and Surgeon, 1898; Professor of Surgery in King's College, 1902-1918, resigned from honorary staff, Senior Surgeon to King's and Consulting Surgeon, 1919; elected Chairman of the Medical Board, 1914, Colonel in the Army Medical Service, and Consulting Surgeon to Eastern Command, 1914-1918; elected a Fellow of King's College London, 1908, Honorary Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, 1920, Honorary Medical Director of Barnardo Homes following retirement from King's College. Died 1936. Publications: With William Rose, A manual of surgery (London, 1898), 19th edition (London, 1960).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital

Content & structure

Scope and content

Manuscript volume of summary surgical lecture notes compiled by Professor Albert Carless, 1907-1911, possibly for the instruction of nurses, under a wide variety of headings comprising surgical bacteriology and its manifestation in the descriptions of the types and treatment of skin lesions, gangrene, ulcers, septicaemia and tetanus; the treatment of arterio-venous wounds, aneurysms and haemorrhages, and the diagnosis and treatment of gastric ulcers and carcinomas, peritonitis and injuries to the abdominal walls; skeletal abnormalities including rickets, inflammation of the bone and spinal incongruities, syphilis and skull fractures. The collection also includes loose pages listing the subject of individual lectures.

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 Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material


Physical characteristics and technical requirements


Finding aids

Summary guide entry on-line

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Further entries relating to Carless' career may be found in King's College London Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/M); King's College Hospital Committee of Management Minutes (Ref: KH/CM/M); King's College Hospital Medical Board Minutes (Ref: KH/MB/M).

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: Who's Who, Herbert Willoughby Lyle, King's and some King's men (London, 1935), King's College London Calendars. Compiled by Geoff Browell.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

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Date(s) of descriptions

18 May 2000

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  • Higher science education
  • Lectures (teaching method)
  • Medical education
  • Medical sciences
  • Paramedical personnel training
  • Surgery
  • Teaching methods
  • Vocational training subjects

Personal names

  • Carless, Albert, 1863-1936, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College Hospital
  • King's College London College Archives

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