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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
CHEATLE, Sir (George) Lenthal (1865-1951)
Level of description
collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 file


Name of creator(s)

Cheatle, Sir, (George) Lenthal, 1865-1951, Knight, Surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1865; educated Merchant Taylors' School, London, Medical Department, King's College London, 1883-1892; House Surgeon, King's College Hospital, 1888, House Physician, 1889, Sambrooke Surgical Registrar, 1889; Demonstrator of Surgical Pathology, 1892-1894; Assistant Surgeon to King's College Hospital, 1893; Surgeon and Teacher of Surgical Pathology, 1900, replaced Frederic Francis Burghard as Senior Surgeon and Lecturer of Surgery, 1923; Consulting Surgeon, Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902; Surgeon-Rear-Admiral in the Royal Navy, serving at the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Portsmouth and on a hospital ship in the Gallipoli Campaign, 1915; Fellow of King's College London, 1919; retired 1930; Consulting Surgeon to the Hospital and Emeritus Lecturer on Clinical Surgery in the Medical School, 1930; awarded Walker Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons for work on the Pathology and Therapeutics of Cancer, reflecting a life-long interest in carcinomas, especially cancer of the breast, 1931; Honorary Fellow of the College of Surgeons of America, 1932; died 1951.

Publications: Honing Spruit, South Africa (London, 1902); with Max Cutler, Tumours of the breast. Their pathology, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment (Arnold and Co., London, 1931).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Dr Richard Eager, a relation of Cheatle, donated the papers to King's College Hospital in 1984.

Content & structure

Scope and content

One file of miscellaneous papers relating mainly to obstetrics, and comprising rough notes on embryology, the staining of blood, the condition of bones, and sketching the topography of the brain, 1899; a list of examination questions from the Royal College of Physicians of London and Royal College of Surgeons of England midwifery exam, 10 July 1902; King's College London Faculty of Medicine Tanner Prize examination question paper on obstetrics, 16 July, 1902; list of questions from the King's College London Faculty of Medicine Obstetric Medicine Prize Class Examination, 17 July, 1902; two examination appointment cards for Cheatle issued by the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons for examinations leading to membership of the Colleges, taking place at the Exam Hall, Victoria Embankment, London, 14, 21 October 1903; programme sheet for a complimentary dinner in honour of Sir William Watson Cheyne at the Waldorf Hotel, London, 17 July 1908; circular from the Ministry of Health on orthopaedic services and on tetanus antitoxin,10 August 1946; an errata page from a printed formulary; typescript summaries of the symptoms and treatment of nasal catarrh and the means of avoiding accidental haemorrhage of the placenta [1945-1951]; photograph, probably late nineteenth century showing reclining clergyman in a walled garden, probably a cathedral or university cloister.

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 online and due to be published in hard copy.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Entries relating to Cheatle?s career may be found in King's College London Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/M); King's College Hospital Board of Governors' Minutes (Ref: KH/G/M); King's College Hospital Committee of Management (Ref: KH/CM/M); King's College Hospital Medical Board Minutes (Ref: KH/MB/M); King's College Hospital Medical Society Minutes (Ref: KH/MS/M).

Description control

Archivist's Note

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

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

11 May 2000

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  • Documents
  • Educational evaluation
  • Embryology
  • Examinations
  • Information sources
  • Medical sciences
  • Obstetrics
  • Official publications
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiological development
  • Physiology
  • Student evaluation
  • Surgery
  • Therapy
  • Written examinations

Personal names

  • Cheatle, Sir, George Lenthal, 1865-1951, Knight, Surgeon
  • Cheyne, Sir, William Watson, 1852-1932, Knight, Surgeon Rear Admiral

Corporate names

  • King's College Hospital
  • King's College London College Archives
  • King's College London, Faculty of Medicine
  • Ministry of Health
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

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