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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP40
MAKINS, Sir George Henry (1853-1933)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 letter, 1 artefact


Name of creator(s)

Makins, Sir, George Henry, 1853-1933, surgeon

Administrative / Biographical history

George Henry Makins was born 3 November 1853, and was the son of G H Makins. He was educated at Gloucester; St Thomas's Hospital; and Halle, Vienna. During his career he served as Consulting Surgeon South African Field Force, 1899-1900; served European War, 1914-1918; Chairman of Committee of Inquiry into Standard of Comfort and Accommodation in the Hospitals of British Troops in India, 1918; late Under-Secretary, International Medical Congress, London, 1881, and Treasurer, 1913; Lecturer on Surgery and Anatomy, St Thomas's Hospital Medical School; President and Member of the Court of Examiners, Royal College of Surgeons, England; Examiner for the Army and Indian Medical Services; President of the Board of Examiners for the Naval Medical Service, and Member of the Consultative Committee, Queen Alexandra Military Hospital. He was Consulting Surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital and to Evelina Hospital for Sick Children; Hon. Major General, Army Medical Services; Member of Council British Red Cross Society; Treasurer Imperial Cancer Research Fund. He was awarded GCMG, 1918; KCMG, 1915; CB 1900; LLD Cambridge. and Aberdeen; FRCS. In 1885 he married Margaret Augusta nee Kirkland, (died 1931), widow of General Fellowes. Makins died on 2 November 1933. Publications: Surgical Experiences in South Africa 1899-1900, Being mainly a clinical study of the nature and effects of injuries produced by bullets of small calibre Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1901; On Gunshot Injuries to the Blood-vessels, Founded on experience gained in France during the Great War, 1914-1918 . J. Wright & Sons, Bristol, 1919; Gunshot Injuries of the Arteries, etc. (The Bradshaw Lecture.) Henry Frowde; Hodder & Stoughton: London, 1914; and papers on various medical subjects. George Fletcher, was born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, 29 Feb 1848, the son of Dr Fletcher and his wife Annie Stodgon. He was educated at Bromsgrove School, and Clare College Cambridge. Awarded MA, MD (Cantab), MRCS, LSA. He worked as a surgeon at St Thomas's Hospital, London. Publications: The Life & Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley, etc , T. Fisher Unwin: London, 1925); The Management of Athletics in Public Schools, a paper , H. K. Lewis: London, 1886. Robert Cory, member of the medical staff of St Thomas's Hospital, 1875-1896. Publications: Lectures on the Theory and Practice of Vaccination , Bailliere, Tindall & Cox: London, 1898; On the Relation of Cow-Pox and Horse-Pox to Smallpox. A thesis ... Reprinted from vol. IX. of the St. Thomas's Hospital Reports , J. E. Adlard: London, 1885

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas' Hospital Medical School Library in 2002

Content & structure

Scope and content

Letter from George Fletcher, surgeon, Highgate, London to Sir George Makins concerning an article by Robert Cory, 3 Nov 1921; and a pair of Makins' spectacles.

System of arrangement

As outlined 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 and Corporate Record Services.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Detailed catalogue

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; The Medical Who's Who, Seventh Edition, 1925, Grafton Publishing Co. Ltd, London

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

Compiled by Alison Field, January 2004

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  • History
  • History of medicine

Personal names

  • Cory, Robert, fl 1875-1896
  • Fletcher, George, born 1848, Surgeon
  • Makins, Sir, George Henry, 1853-1933, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives
  • St Thomas' Hospital, London

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