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  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 MMC/2/PlattR/1
  • Dates of Creation
      1950-1979
  • Physical Description
      3 folders containing 45 pieces

Scope and Content

  • /1 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette May 1950, doggerel verse about Platt.
  • /2 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette June 1953, article by Platt 'Impressions of South Africa, and cartoon of Platt "Throwing the bones, or witch doctor Platt".
  • /3 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette n.d. cartoon of Platt, "Er-I'll accept that...".
  • /4 Cutting Manchester Guardian 16 April 1957, Platt elected president of RCP.
  • /5 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette June 1957, photo of Platt.
  • /6 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette March 1958, Platt presents Heberden Society with an autobiographical note by Heberden.
  • /7 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette March 1958, Platt deliver a lecture on history of medicine at the University.
  • /8 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette March 1959, Platt announces retirement from chair of medicine at Manchester
  • /9 Programme for honorary degree ceremony University of Bristol 26 May 1959, (Platt was awarded a honorary MD).
  • /10 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette [n.d. 1959?], appreciation of Robert Platt by Douglas Black on the occasion of his retirement.
  • /11 CuttingManchester Evening News13 June 1959, Platt appointed baronet.
  • /12 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette Dec 1960, reports Platt elected honorary fellow of American College of Physicians.
  • /13 Copy University of Manchester Gazette n.d. [1959-1960], records appreciation of Platt by the University of Manchester Senate and Council on his retirement from the chair of medicine.
  • /14 typescript biographical note about Platt n.d.
  • /15 Cutting Manchester Guardian23 March 1961, report of the working party on medical staffing in hospitals, chaired by Platt.
  • /16 Typescript partial CV of Platt, September 1962.
  • /17 Cutting Guardian8 March 1962, Platt comments on relationship between smoking and lung cancer. [missing]
  • /18 Cutting Guardian19 October 11962, Platt defends the ethics of experimental medicine.
  • /19 Cutting Guardian2 December 1963, Platt receives award from cancer prevention centre in Chicago.
  • /20 Cutting Guardian21 December 1963, Platt unveils a statue at Selly oak Hospital, Birmingham.
  • /21 Cutting Guardian29 December 1963, Platt delivers Rock Carling lecture on 'Doctor and patient: ethics, morale and government'.
  • /21 Cutting Manchester Evening News11 February 1965, interview with Platt on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Manchester.
  • /23 Cutting Daily Telegraph 5 March 1965, interview with Platt on the occasion of his retirement from the University of Manchester.
  • /24 Cutting Manchester University Medical Students Gazette September 1965? bibliography of Platt's writings.
  • /25 Cutting News Chronicle June 1965 photo of Platt at farewell dinner.
  • /26 Cutting BMJ7 January 1967, appointed life peer.
  • /27 Hansard HL Parliamentary Debates 15 February 1967, includes maiden speech by Platt on NHS. Covering letter from Platt to WB 24 February 1967.
  • /28-29 Letters from Platt to WB 12 and 15 August 1968, comments on various positions held including membership of Royal Commission on Education, and chairmanship of advisory committee on distinction wards for consultant, as well as various hobbies, and comments on work of his wife, Margaret. Platt, personal matters and the correct use of his titles, for which he encloses a note.
  • /30 Copy letter from Platt to David Cook, medical librarian at University of Manchester Medical Library, 29 April 1969, supplying various biographical information.
  • /31 Journal of the Royal College of Physicians 8.1974, reports Platt's marriage to Sylvia Haggard.
  • /32 Obit. Daily Telegraph 1 July 1978.
  • /33 Obit Guardian 1 July 1978
  • /34 Obit Manchester Evening News30 June 1978
  • /35-37Obit. Lancet 8 July/29 July/12 August 1978
  • /38-39 Obit. BMJ 15 July/5 August 1978
  • /40 Cutting College Commentary (Royal College of Physicians), April 1979, memorial pieces about Platt by Douglas Black, Cyril Clarke, and Lord Ashby.
  • /41 B& w portrait photo of Platt October 1970
  • /42 B& w portrait photo of Platt 1971 with covering note by Platt and envelope.
  • /43 Notes by Samuel Oleesky, reminiscences about Platt and details of research work [c.1997].
  • /44-45 Manchester Medical Society biographical form 1965 with attached typescript note about Platt's family,