File: Department of Surgery

Scope and Content

Correspondence and papers relating to the Department of Surgery. The department was based at M.R.I. and was headed during the period covered by this file by Professor Alexander Boyd (1905-1973). Most of the material is routine but there is some interesting correspondence from 1957 about Boyd's interest in the use of ultrasonics in surgery. There are papers concerning Richard Jepson (d.1980)'s unsuccessful application for the Nuffield chair of surgery at Oxford in 1954,

Former reference: 115

Related Material

See VCA/7/107 for the earlier history of this department, and VCA/7/89 for appointments to chairs of surgery.