Sieur, Celestin (1860-1955)

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The collection comprises two sets of photographs, the transcript of his eulogie, and a medical publication in French

Administrative / Biographical History

Colonel Marcel Sieur, medical officer, donated photographs and obituaries relating to his father to The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1957.

His father was General Inspecteur Célestin Sieur, medical officer, who was born in Charente, France, the son of a peasant farmer. He was educated at the School of Medicine, Bordeaux, and entered the Military Academy at Lyon in 1881. He later specialised in ENT. In 1914 he was chief medical officer of Val-de-Grace and, on the outbreak of the First World War he entered the army medical corps where he made vaccination against typhus obligatory. In 1916, with the Director of Health Services of the military government in Paris, he reorganised the Parisian hospital service. In 1919 he was nominated to the presidency of the Consultative Committee of Health and was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Sieur was elected to the Academy of Medicine in 1918 and became its President in 1939. He was noted for his work on the anatomy of the face and the treatment of tetanus. He was awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour in 1954.

Arrangement

Arrangement based on pre-existing paper catalogue

Conditions Governing Access

Due to the rare, fragile and occasionally confidential nature of the material held, access to the archives is normally by appointment, to allow preparation and avoid disappointment. Data protection is closely observed. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting Due to the rare, fragile and occasionally confidential nature of the material held, access to the archives is normally by appointment, to allow preparation and avoid disappointment. Data protection is closely observed. Please make arrangements in advance with the library staff at library@rcsed.ac.uk.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Photographs, eulogie, medical publication

Subjects