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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 G/PP1/35
MANN, William Neville (1911-2001)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
3 items


Name of creator(s)

Mann, William Neville, 1911-2001, physician

Administrative / Biographical history

Born 4 April 1911, in Herne Hill, educated at Alleyn's School, Dulwich, and Guy's Hospital Medical School, London. He was a gifted student, winning the Treasurer's Medal in both medicine and surgery. Appointed firstly to the Department of Pathology, prior to working as a medical registrar. In 1939, he became Clinical Tutor, but later joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, serving on the hospital ship, Dorsetshire; in the Middle East, and the Military Hospital in Edinburgh. In 1946, he returned to Guy's Hospital as Physician, and the same year was appointed Director of the Department of Medicine. Mann held the post of Senior Physician, 1963-1976. In 1954, he was appointed Physician to the Royal Household and, Physician to the Queen, 1964-1970. Croonian lecturer 1976; Retired from the hospital in 1976, continuing to practice privately for some years. He died on 25 Jun 2001. Publications: with John Forbes Clinical examination of patients (1950); edited Conybeare's textbook of medicine (Edinburgh. Churchill Livingstone. 1975); Hippocratic writings edited with an introduction by G.E.R. Lloyd, translated [from the Greek] by J. Chadwick and W.N. Mann ... [et al.] (Harmondsworth. Penguin. 1978); A guide to life assurance underwriting. including a short glossary of medical terms , J.E. Evans and W.N. Mann (London. Stone & Cox. 1981).

Archival history

Acquired by Guy's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from Guy's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Photocopy of manuscript by W N Mann 'A student at Guy's', and two printed booklets A student at Guy's, recollections of the thirties , W N Mann, London, 1987, both signed by the author.

System of arrangement

Arranged 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: GKT Gazette, Oct 2001; British Library Online Public Catalogue. Compiled by Alison Field.

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

June 2004

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  • Health services
  • Higher science education
  • Hospitals
  • Medical education
  • Medical institutions
  • Social sciences
  • Students

Personal names

  • Mann, William Neville, 1911-2001, Physician

Corporate names

  • Guy's Hospital Medical School
  • Guy's Hospital, London
  • King's College London College Archives


  • Southwark, London, England

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