Papers of Donald Valsler Marshall, 1900-1979, medical graduate, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Personal Correspondence and notes, 1957-1979;
  • Journals and Articles, 1953-1972;
  • Patient Case Notes, 1946-1976;
  • Material relating to Test Experiment on Dead Bone , 1957;
  • Notes and papers relating to the York Medical Society, 1969-1970;
  • Material relating to The Walking Fractured Femoral and Tibial Shaft , 1963-1980;
  • Material relating to Three Side Plate Fixation and Fractures of the Tibial and Femoral Shafts , 1958-1972;
  • Films and slides, 1969-1975;
  • X-ray films, 1956-1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Valsler Marshall was born in Netheravon, Wiltshire, on 21 August 1900  . His father, Edwin Marshall, was an officer for Customs and Excise. Donald studied medicine at the University of Glasgow from 1917-1922  and graduated with an MB ChB in November 1922  . After completing his terms as House Physician and House Surgeon at Stanley Hospital, Liverpool, he was appointed Senior Assistant Medical Officer at London Road Hospital, Newcastle-under-Lyme. He was then appointed Deputy Medical Superintendant of Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, circa 1927, and Senior Medical Officer at Kingston Hospital, Hull, in 1929. In 1941 he was appointed Medical Superintendant and Orthopaedic Surgeon at City Hospital, York, and in 1950, he was appointed Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon of the York and Scarborough Hospital Group. He developed a new method of internal fixation for major fractures to hasten recovery time, which was subsequently used in a number of cases but never properly developed.

His publications include Fixation of Skeletal Traction Pins in The British Medical Journal (1941), The Treatment of Coxitis in The Journal of Bone and Joint Injury (1942), Pulsator Treatment of Crush Injury in The Lancet (1944), Differential Diagnoses of Limp in The Medical Press (1954) and Three Side Plate Fixation for Fractures of Femoral and Tibial Shafts in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (1958). He died in North Connel, Argyll, on 8 July 1979  .


The arrangement of this material reflects the original order in which it was received.

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Acquisition Information

Deposit : Dr N E V Marshall : 1983

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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


Collection catalogued by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff, including Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, who worked on the lower level descriptions on 22 July 2011. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Andrew Thomson, Hub Project Archivist, 13 January 2005. Biographical history edited by Jane Heward, Archive Assistant, 27 July 2011.

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