File: Amputations

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 PLA/1/10/2
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 A.12
  • Dates of Creation
      1948-1981
  • Physical Description
      6 pieces, 34 sheets.

Scope and Content

File of correspondence and papers relating to amputations. The file contains correspondence between Platt and Professor F.A.R. Stammers, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, concerning fore-quarter amputation for sarcoma in the upper end of the humerus, 1948 (/1-3), further correspondence with Stammers, with statistics relating to Platt's treatment of sarcomas of the upper end of the humerus, January 1949-August 1950 (/4-19), typescript summaries of cases of hindquarter operations performed by Platt at MRI 1938-1950 (/20-21), typescript guidelines for performing interscapulo-thoracic and interinnomino-abdominal amputations taken from an article by H. Littlewood in BMJn.d. [1950?] (/22-26), cutting of article by Gordon Gordon-Taylor titled 'The technique and management of the 'hindquarter' amputation', British Journal of Surgery, May 1952 (/27-30), and a cutting of article by Jonathan Noble and M. Sankarankutty of the University of Manchester Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, titled 'Orthopaedic emergencies: a review', Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, July 1981 (/31-34).

See also letter of 1941 about a discussion on amputations at PLA/10/3/2/2.