Medical reprints relating to obstetrics and gynaecology, 1908-1959

Scope and Content

Reprints of articles from medical journals relating to the specialty of obstetrics and gynaecology, and in particular related to Professor Phillips' sphere of interest. Authors include Dugald Baird, Willaim Blair-Bell, Hans Hinselmann, Norman Jeffcoate, R W Johnstone, William Le Fanu, John Chassar Moir, Munro Kerr, Sir William Fletcher Shaw, Elizabeth White, and Professor Phillips.

Arrangement

This material was originally received into the Archive in envelopes, as collated by Professor Phillips. The original order within envelopes has been retained and a system of arrangement imposed on the files to facilitate access.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to research by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Other Finding Aids

Detailed file descriptions are available from the College Archivist. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Some items are fragile and require careful handling.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of Professor Miles Phillips.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Miles Phillips retained a vast collection of reprints pertaining to subjects which he was researching, written by students and colleagues, or sent to him as a mark of respect by colleagues overseas and at home. In January 2011, a decision was made by the College Archivist and Librarian to remove most of the reprints from the collection in S97, retaining reprints written by major figures mentioned within the collection (such as William Fletcher Shaw, John Munro Kerr and John Chassar Moir), reprints accompanied by correspondence with the author, and all reprints written by Miles Phillips. The remaining reprints were transferred to the College Library, and checked against the Library stock for duplicates, which were then destroyed. The card index compiled by Miles Phillips to a large amount of the reprints has been retained within the collection at S97/12.