Papers of Thomas Hunt, 1855-1929, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

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  • Lectures on Medicine delivered by Professor Thomas McCall Anderson, 1876-1877.

Administrative / Biographical History

Thomas Hunt was born in Perth, Perthshire, in 1855. His father, Colin Hunt, was a merchant. Thomas studied medicine at the University of Glasgow from 1874-1880  and graduated with an MB CM in 1878  and a MD in 1880  for his dissertation Is not Prevention better than Cure. After completing his terms as Medical Officer at Carlisle Dispensary and Carlisle Fever Hospital, Thomas worked as a Clinical Assistant at the Central London Hospital for Diseases of the Throat and Ear from 1880-1882  . He then worked briefly as a surgeon with the British India Company and the Government Transport Service, before setting up practice in Kinnoul, Perthshire, from 1883-1887  . In 1888 he moved to Heywood, Manchester, and in 1890  , he was appointed Medical Officer and Public Vaccinator at the Bury Union workhouse in Heap, Lancashire, a position which he held until his retirement in 1920. Thomas died in Bamford, Rochdale, on 5 November 1929  .


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Thomas Hunt's MD thesis Is not Prevention better than Cure is held by University of Glasgow Special Collections: GB 0247 Thesis (Old) 1880

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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

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Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist,16 July 2004. Administrative history edited by Jane Heward, Archives Assistant, 19 July 2011. Names of lecturers added to file description and indexed by Gemma Tougher, Assistant Archivist, (Cataloguing), 26 March 2012.

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