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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0100 TH/PP42
MITCHINER, Major General Philip Henry (1888-1952)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
2 files and 11 notebooks.


Name of creator(s)

Mitchener, Philip Henry, 1888-1952, medical student

Administrative / Biographical history

Philip Henry Mitchiner was born 17 June 1888, the son of the late Henry M Mitchiner and his wife Blanche. He was educated at Reigate. He was a student at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, between 1904-1910. Mitchiner served with the Serbian Army at Salonika (Knight of St Sava, and gold medal for devoted service, Order of St Stanislaus, Russia, despatches); Territorial Decoration, 1926; Surgeon, Serbian Relief Fund under Serbian Government, 1920-1921; Surgeon, Out-patients, Royal Northern Hospital, 1921-1926. He held appointments as the Honorary Surgeon to the Queen, 1952; Consulting Surgeon, St Thomas's Hospital; Major General, Army Medical Service (Territorial Army), late Consulting Surgeon Middle East Force; Member of Senate, University of London (Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 1951-1953); Member of Council (Vice-President, 1950-1952), Royal Coll. of Surgeons; DL Co. London, 1939. He was awarded CB 1944; CBE 1938. In 1928, he married 1928, Margaret Philpott. He died on Died 15 October 1952 Publications Science and Practice of Surgery P H Mitchiner and W H C Romanis, J. & A. Churchill: London, 1927; Surgical Emergencies in Practice , P H Mitchiner and W H C Romanis, J. & A. Churchill 1931; Modern Treatment of Burns and Scalds , Bailliere & Co., London, 1935; Surgery for Dental Students , P H Mitchiner, C E Shattock, E G Slesinger and C P G Wakeley, Bailliere & Co.: London, 1936; Medical Organisation and Surgical Practice in Air Raids , P H Mirchiner and E M Cowell, J & A. Churchill: London, 1939; Nursing in time of war , Mitchiner and Emily Elvira MacManus, J. & A. Churchill: London, 1939; A Pocket Surgery , P H Mitchiner and A H Whyte, J & A Churchill: London, 1943; and articles to professional journals.

Archival history

Acquired by St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from St Thomas's Hospital Medical School Library in 2002.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Papers of Philip Henry Mitchiner comprising notebooks [1904-1910], notebook on fevers (undated); notebook on practical chemistry and physics and nervous diseases, 1904; on anatomy and diseases, with sketches, (2 vols) [1907]; notebook recording instruments for operations, preparations of ligatures, 1910; notebook on district (maternity) cases and pregnancy, [1908]; notebooks containing lecture notes on surgical pathology, 1909; surgery, 1909; diseases of stomach and intestines, 1909; medicine, lung and liver, 1910]; practical surgery and diseases of the breast, 1910; collection of typescript papers and articles by Mitchener on subjects including the problem of the acute abdomen, gas, swellings in the groin, organisation of surgery under war conditions, injuries of blood vessel, wounds of joints, diseases of the veins, techniques of intravenous transfusion and infusion, comparison of the results of conservative and radical surgical treatment in carcinoma of the breast, 1924-1933 (co-authored), etc; also contains a list of Mitchiner's published articles, 1915-1939; and printed photograph and obituary.

System of arrangement

Arranged as outlined in the 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; Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts in the Library of St Thomas's Hospital Medical School (1491-1900) D T Bird (London, 1984). Compiled by Julie Tancell as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

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

April 2002; revised January 2003, January 2004

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  • Anatomy
  • Biology
  • Diseases
  • Higher science education
  • Medical education
  • Medical sciences
  • Midwifery
  • Military medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pathology
  • Surgery

Personal names

  • Mitchiner, Philip Henry, 1888-1952, Major General, Surgeon

Corporate names

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


  • Lambeth, London, England

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