OPPCH#xC9;, Thomas Ernest, (b 1925)

Scope and Content

Papers of Professor Thomas Ernest Opp, 1960-1984, comprising papers relating to Paddington General Hospital (later St Mary's Hospital, Harrow Road), 1960-1972, notably minutes of the Medical Committee, 1960-1961, correspondence concerning the Obstetrics Department, 1961; arrangements for paediatrics, 1963-1964; report into medical care and nursing of children, 1969; closure of the Children's Ward, 1972; papers relating to the redevelopment of St Mary's Hospital and Medical School, 1970-1978; paediatrics in St Mary's Group, 1969-1975; proposed closure of Paddington Green Children's Hospital, 1979-1981; children's services at St Charles' Hospital, 1984.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1925; educated at University College School, Hampstead; Guy's Hospital Medical School; Lecturer in Child Health, University of Bristol, 1956-1960; Consultant Paediatrician, United Bristol Hospitals, 1960; Assistant Director, 1960-1964 and Director, 1964-1969, Paediatric Unit, St Mary's Hospital Medical School; Consultant Paediatrician, St Mary's Hospital, 1960-1990; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, 1966; Consultant Adviser in Paediatrics, DHSS, 1971-1986, and member of DHSS committees, 1966-1988; University of London member of Board of Studies in Medicine, 1964-1990, member of Senate, 1981-1989, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, 1984-1986, member of Court, 1984-1989; member, General Medical Council, 1984-1988, British Medical Association, British Paediatric Association, European Society for Paediatric Research.

Publications: Modern Textbook of Paediatrics for Nurses (William Heinemann Medical Books, London, 1961); Neurological examination of children with Richmond Shepard Paine (London, Spastics Society Medical Education and Information Unit in association with Heinemann Medical, 1966); book chapters and papers on paediatrics and child health.


The papers are arranged in sections as outlined in the scope and content.