Papers of Sir David Paton Cuthbertson, 1900-1989, biochemist, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Memoirs of 1926-1934 written in 1978
  • Case notes of Glasgow Royal Infirmary patients, with particular emphasis on diet, apparently extracted to serve as data for Cuthbertson's research into metabolism, nutrition and trauma 1931-1934

Administrative / Biographical History

David Paton Cuthbertson was born in Kilmarnock in  1900  and educated at the  University of Glasgow. He gained the qualifications BSc in  1921 ; MB ChB in  1926 ; DSc in  1931 ; and MD in  1937 . Cuthbertson became a clinical biochemist at the  Glasgow Royal Infirmary from  1926-1934  and then a lecturer in physiological chemistry at the University of Glasgow between  1934-1945 . Cuthbertson was then the Director of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen from  1945-1965 . He retired  1965  to Troon but remained senior research fellow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary between  1965-1989 . Cuthbertson was awarded a CBE in  1957  and was then knighted in 1965. He died in  1989 .


Chronological within record class

Access Information

75 year closure applies to case notes

Acquisition Information

Sir David Cuthbertson

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Alternative Form Available

No known copies

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998

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Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures

Custodial History

Records held by Sir David Cuthbertson and within National Health Service prior to transfer


None expected

Related Material

GB 812 HB 14 and HH 67, Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Obituary in British Medical Journal, vol. 298 (1989) p.1638