Papers of Dr John Alexander Thomson, (1933- ), physician

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

College brochure 1979; Material relating to the Glasgow Royal Infirmary c.1970-1994; Material relating to centenary of the Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women, Glasgow 1986.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr John Alexander Thomson gained his medical qualifications MB ChB, MD, and PhD from Glasgow University in 1956, 1970 and 1974 respectively. In 1961 he became a fellow of the Royal Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He became a fellow of the latter in 1975 and a fellow of the Royal College of Edinburgh in 2003. Between 1982-2001 Dr Thomson held the position of Reader in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary University Department of Medicine. His publications include numerous papers on thyroid and endocrine topics and two books, "Clinical Tests of Thyroid Function"(1974) and "An Introduction to Clinical Endocrinology" (1976, second edition 1981).


Arranged chronologically within record series.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to some items may be restricted. Please contact the Archivist at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Acquisition Information

Gift from depositor's family.

Other Finding Aids

Descriptive list available at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Archivist. We will try to assist in identifying copyright owners but the responsibility for copyright clearance before publication ultimately rests with the reader.

Appraisal Information

Appraised in accordance with GB 250's collection policy.

Custodial History

Held with depositor's family.


Not expected.

Related Material

2005.5 Dissection set held in College museum; Fellow archival record including photograph RCPSG 1/10/3/93.

Location of Originals

This material is original.


No known publications.


Geographical Names