Personal papers of Professor Alexander Stalker, comprising research work undertaken in the Department of Pathology, University of Aberdeen, 1947 - 1960s and printed papers relating to this work, c 1900 - 1980.
Research papers include his experimental work on Brown-Pearce carcinoma, c 1916 - 1950s; papers relating to his work with Dr (later Professor) M. Macleod, of the Department of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, on the diagnosis of Hodgkin's Disease by liver biopsy, 1950s - 1960s; his work on Dextran, 1950s - 1960s; his work on historical anti-lymphocrytic and anti-reticular sera, 1948 - 1949; and a daybook containing observations of experimental tests on animals, 1948 - 1952. These papers contain photographs, autopsy and other reports on patients treated and observed by Stalker and his colleagues, and for this reason a closure period will apply to some records.
Printed papers include a bound file containing the research papers and reports of J. Parlane Kinloch, MD, of the Public Health Laboratory, Aberdeen City Hospital, 1914 - 1928 (marked by Stalker as very important; 3 boxes containing research papers and reports published by members of the University of Aberdeen Pathology Department (including Professors Theodore Shennan, J.S. Young, and A.L. Stalker), c 1900 - 1980s; a further 2 boxes containing assorted reports of the Medical Research Council, the Commission on Medical Education, the British Medical Association, and others, mainly relating to research on cancer and related topics; and 1 box containing signed copies of papers by eminent pathologists (including Matthew J. Stewart, George Dean, C.H. Browning, Theodore Shennan, J.R. Learmonth, and R. Muir), and inaugural lectures and obituaries of the same. Other printed papers of interest include Catalogue of Instruments in Surgical Museum (now largely dispersed) [referring to the surgical museum of the University of Aberdeen], (n.d.); Catalogue of the Museum held in the Geological Department, Marischal College, Aberdeen, July 1939 [produced in association with the British Medical Association 107th annual meeting, held in Aberdeen, Jul 1939]; and financial papers, programme and list of participants of the Microcirculation Conference, held in Aberdeen in 1972.
There is additionally, a collection of 53 black and white photographs taken during the First World War, of staff (both local and American) and patients at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, and 3 boxes of University of Aberdeen Pathology student cards, dating from the early to mid 20th century.