Personal papers of W G Liston

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the research of William Liston and his son, W G Liston, on Trichomonas vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina, marked by a purulent discharge, including original illustrations and a letter to the RCOG.

Administrative / Biographical History

William Alexander Liston (1908-1962) was born in Bombay and educated at Edinburgh, Oundle and Cambridge University, qualifying in medicine at Edinburgh in 1933. He later passed the examination for the higher diplomas of all three Royal Colleges. After war service he became a consultant at the Edinburgh Royal infirmary and also worked at the Edinburgh Medical school and for the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society. William Glen Liston, his son, worked with him in his research.

Access Information

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Archivist's Note

Catalogued by College Archivist, Penny Hutchins

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of W G Liston.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Presented to the College museum by William Glen Liston in 1939 and passed to the College Archives at an unknown date.