Reports relating to neurology

Scope and Content

Typescript reports and drafts compiled by Jefferson on the administrative aspects of neurosurgery, especially in relation to war time head injuries. Jefferson was closely involved in the development of regional neurosurgical centres which began during the Second World War. Jefferson was neurological adviser to the Emergency Hospital Service, a division of the Ministry of Health, and was a member of the Brain Injuries Committee, set up by the Medical Research Council in 1940. He was also involved in planning for the new National Health Service after the war. Further information relating to Jefferson's career in this advisory capacity can be seen in the correspondence files (especially Professional Correspondence JEF/1/6/1, Letters from Hugh Cairns JEF/1/6/3, Rowbotham papers JEF/2/1 and Letters to James Hardman JEF/2/2). Papers about the neurological service at Manchester Royal Infirmary can be found in the series of Career Documents, JEF/1/5.