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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
EDMUNDS, Professor Arthur (1874-1945)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 files


Name of creator(s)

Edmunds, Arthur, 1874-1945, Hunterian Professor of Surgery

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 17 April 1874; educated, Medical Department, King's College London; awarded the University of London Exhibition in Zoology, 1893; University Scholarship in Physiology, 1895; awarded Exhibition and Gold Medal in Physiology, and First class honours in Materia Medica, 1898; House Surgeon, King's College Hospital, 1901; Assistant Demonstrator, King's College London, 1902-1904, and Demonstrator, 1904-1905; Sambrooke Surgical Registrar, King's, 1902-1906, and Senior Surgical Registrar and Tutor, 1910-1912; Assistant Surgeon, King's, 1912; Surgeon, King's, 1919; Senior Surgeon and Lecturer in Surgery, King's; Fellow of King's College, 1931; Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons, 1926 and 1933; Surgeon-Rear-Admiral and Consulting Surgeon, Royal Navy; retired from King's College, 1934; appointed Consulting Surgeon, King's College Hospital, and Emeritus Lecturer on Surgery to the Medical School; died 29 November 1945.

Publications: Glandular enlargement and other diseases of the lymphatic system (1908); part author of A manual of surgical treatment (Longmans & Co, London, 1912).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

King's College Hospital.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers, 1858-1937, relating to hermaphroditism and hypospadias, particularly concerning their surgical treatment, including correspondence, photographs, diagrams, case notes, case histories, articles from medical journals, newspaper cuttings and text; typed instructions, [1920], with diagrams, for various minor surgical procedures; notes on a surgical procedure [plastic surgery] for the eye area, [1920].

System of arrangement

Arranged as given in scope and content.

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, King's College London.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Related units of description

Further sources for Edmund's work at King's College Hospital are King's College London Council minutes (ref: KA/C/M); King's College Hospital Committee of Management minutes (ref: KH/C/M/M); minutes of the Medical Society/Listerian Society of King's College Hospital (ref: KH/MS/M); the King's College Hospital Gazette (ref: KH/SER40), all held by King's College London Archives.

Description control

Archivist's Note

Sources: H Willoughby Lyle King's and some King's men (Oxford University Press, London, 1935); Who's Who 1897-1996, CD-ROM (A & C Black); British Library OPAC 97. Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

Rules or conventions

National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2000.

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  • Documents
  • Information sources
  • Medical records
  • Medical research
  • Medical sciences
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Edmunds, Arthur, 1874-1945, Surgeon

Corporate names

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

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