Papers relating to Sir Victor Horsley

Scope and Content

Papers relating to Jefferson's original research in preparation for the first Victor Horsley Memorial Lecture. The lecture was titled 'Victor Horsley - His life and work', and was given to the British Medical Association on 12 April 1957. Sir Victor Horsley (1857-1916) was a pioneering English neurosurgeon. Jefferson researched extensively on the work done by Horsley and his contemporaries, including investigating particular cases and procedures. Jefferson also researched the attitudes of other medical staff who worked with Horsley. Jefferson compiled his notes from on original sources and early articles, and also retained a large quantity of correspondence relating to the research. There are also some copy letters from 1935 which were with JEF/1/2/4/2/2-3.


Loose papers have been removed from the volume, but retained in their original order.