- Case books 1926-1971
- Indexes to case books; ledgers 1939-1965
- Miscellaneous n.d
Papers of William John Brownlow Riddell, British ophthalmologist, [1899?]-1976
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
William John Brownlow Riddell is believed to have been born in 1899 . He was educated at the Glasgow Academy, Scotland before attending the University of Glasgow, graduating MB ChB in 1923. He then attended the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, England, graduating with a Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery in 1928 . He qualified MD in 1940 . Riddell took up residency at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow in 1923 going on to become House Surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary; Senior House Surgeon at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and entering into private practice in Glasgow from 1928-1964. Others post held by Riddell were Assistant Surgeon [later Surgeon] at Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution, 1931-1964 ; Honorary Consulting Surgeon at Western Infirmary, Glasgow, 1941-1964 ; Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, 1941-1964 ; Dean of Medicine, 1946-1947 and 1958-1959 . He retired to Aberdeen, Scotland in 1964 , and died in Austria in 1976.
The material is arranged into series as described in the scope and content. Within series, the items are generally arranged chronologically.
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Compiled by Alistair Tough, GGHB Archivist, 2 November 1998
Revised by David Powell, Hub Project Archivist, 21 December 2001
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Records held by Prof. Riddell and his family prior to transfer