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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
THOMSON, Professor St Clair (1859-1943)
Level of description
Collection (fonds)
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1 volume


Name of creator(s)

Thomson, St Clair, 1859-1943, Professor of Laryngology

Administrative / Biographical history

Born, 1859; entered King's College London Medical Department, 1878, obtained honours in Medicine, 1883; appointed House Surgeon to Joseph Lister, Professor of Clinical Surgery, King's College London, 1883; practised in Italy and Switzerland and qualified as a Doctor of Medicine at Lausanne, 1891; Physician to the Throat Hospital, Golden Square, London, and Surgeon to the Royal Ear Hospital, 1893-1901; Assistant Physician for Diseases of the Throat and Nose, King's College Hospital, 1901; Physician in Charge of the Department, 1905; Professor of Laryngology, King's College London, 1908- 1924; appointed Emeritus Professor of Laryngology, King's College London, and Consulting Laryngological Physician to King's College Hospital, 1924; President of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1924-1926; died, 1943.

Publications: The cerebro-spinal fluid (London, 1899); Submucous excision of deviations and spurs of the nasal septum (London, 1906); Operations upon the nose and its accessory cavities (Oxford, 1909); Diseases of the nose and throat (London, 1911); Tuberculosis of the larynx (London, 1924); Cancer of the larynx (London, 1930).

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Papers presented to King's College Hospital by the executors of the estate of St Clair Thomson, 1945.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Volume of case notes and lecture notes taken by St Clair Thomson from lectures on surgery delivered by Jospeh Lister, Professor of Clinical Surgery, King's College London, 1879-1880, including the treatment of abscesses, carcinoma, gall stones and the importance of dressing wounds and the use of antiseptics.

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

King's College London College Archives holds further entries relating to Thomson's career in King's College London Council Minutes (Ref: KA/C/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. 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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

11 May 2000.

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  • Documents
  • Higher science education
  • Information sources
  • Medical education
  • Medical records
  • Medical sciences
  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Therapy

Personal names

  • Lister, Joseph, 1827-1912, 1st Baron Lister, Surgeon
  • Thomson, St Clair, 1859-1943, Surgeon

Corporate names

  • King's College London College Archives

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