Personal papers of Bethel Solomons

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Bethel Solomons relating to his research and development of gynaecological surgical procedures, comprising letters with his medical peers both in the UK and internationally discussing operations on the Fallopian Tubes for sterility and with Victory Bonney on enucleated cysts and progress on myomectomy.

Administrative / Biographical History

Bethel Solomons (1885-1965) was born in Dublin and spent most of his professional life there. He was master of the Rotunda Hospital and organised the first sterility clinic in Dublin. He was a founder fellow of the RCOG and an Honorary Fellow of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He was elected President of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland in 1946. He died in 1965 of heart failure


As received

Access Information

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Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of Bethel Solomons until 2035.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Offered to the College Library by Michael Solomons, the son of Bethel Solomons, in January 1990. It was agreed that the collection should be placed in the College Archives