Papers on education and training of surgeons

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 PLA/5/8
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 B.4.8-14
  • Dates of Creation
      1964-1971
  • Physical Description
      6 items.

Scope and Content

This subseries contains typescript lectures and reports, and manuscript notes relating to the education and training of surgeons, in particular surgical specialties. Platt was involved in specialist training through his role as professor at the University of Manchester, but more significantly through his work with the Royal College of Surgeons and the International Federation of Surgical Colleges (IFSC), for which Platt was chair of the group discussing surgical education. Platt wrote a number of articles and reports and gave lectures around the world on this subject, concentrating on the history of surgical training, and the problems of training specialist surgeons.

See the series for surgical colleges at PLA/9, which covers the Royal College of Surgeons and the International Federation of Surgical Colleges and includes material on surgical education.