Papers of William Rotheram

Scope and Content

Professional papers of William Rotheram reflecting his medical training and career in dentistry and in obstetrics and gynaecology, including research papers from his service as Specialist Maxillo-Facial Surgeon and Officer Commanding No.2 Surgical Team, Middle-East Forces during the Second World War, in particular relating to the development of electric apparatus for use during surgery, and lecture notes, case notes, and examination papers from his training in obstetrics and gynaecology.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Rotheram was born in the early years of the twentieth century. His main professional specialisation was dentistry and after obtaining the degree of BDS from the Liverpool Dental Hospital he held dental appointments at Liverpool Dental Hospital and Liverpool University. He was awarded the degree of MDS in 1937. At the outbreak of the war he joined HM Forces serving for 5½ years and reaching the rank of major as specialist maxillo-facial surgeon. After demobilisation he applied for the chair of Dental Surgery at London University, apparently without success.

He also had an interest in obstetrics and gynaecology. Having taken the degrees of MB and ChB in June 1940 he held and appointment as a resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Leicester General Hospital. In 1953 he successfully sat the MRCOG examination. Rotheram ceased to be listed amongst the Members of the College after 1974; he died in 1977.


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Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, December 2013

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of William Rotheram and others.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

External gift to the RCOG in 1991.