Papers of Sir Hector Clare Cameron (1843-1928)

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Scope and Content

Letters to Joshua Ferguson, 1910-1927; menu for the dinner held to mark Sir Hector Cameron's retirement from the Clinical Chair at Glasgow University, 1910; Booklet entitled Reminiscences of Lister by Sir Hector; typescript copy of "Joseph Lister and the Evolution of the Treatment of Wounds" by Joshua Ferguson [1927]; List of surviving pupils of Joseph Lister by Sir Hector, 1927.

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Hector Cameron studied surgery under Joseph Lister (1827-1912) at Glasgow and later became his house surgeon and ultimately his assistant. He was appointed visiting surgeon to the Royal Infirmary of Glasgow in 1873 and in 1881 became visiting surgeon to the Western Infirmary. He became Professor of Clinical Surgery at Glasgow University in 1900. During the First World War, Sir Hector was a Commissioner of the British Red Cross Society for the Western District of Scotland. He became a Fellow of the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in 1878 and was elected President in 1897. He was knighted in 1900, the first President of the Faculty to be knighted while in office. He died in 1928.

Joshua Ferguson was Resident under Sir Hector Cameron at the Western Infirmary from 1895 to 1896. He was the author of Sir Hector's obituary notice in the Glasgow Medical Journal.

For obituaries of Sir Hector Clare Cameron, see the British Medical Journal 1928 (Volume 2) and the Glasgow Medical Journal, 1928 (Volume 110).


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Rachael Third, Scottish Archive Network Project, based on work undertaken by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

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