Papers of Charles Mann Fleming, 1904-1985, Emeritus Professor of Administrative Medicine, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Speeches and lectures by Professor Fleming, 1953-1979;
  • Articles, pamphlets and reports written by Professor Fleming, 1953-1969;
  • Diaries of foreign travel kept by Professor Fleming, 1952-1967;
  • Administrative papers, 1953-1973;
  • Papers and articles referring to the University's link with developing medical and veterinary education in East Africa, 1962-1976;
  • Papers concerning the Royal Commission on Medical Education, 1965-1972;
  • Books and articles collected by Professor Fleming, 1947-1976;
  • Personal papers, 1929-1970;
  • University of Glasgow memorabilia, 1926-1965.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Mann Fleming was born in Glasgow on 01 March  1904  , son of John Somerville Fleming and Christina Taylor Gerard. In 1930 he married Margaret Hamilton Barrie Simpson and had one daughter.

He was educated at Hillhead High School and the University of Glasgow. He graduated MA in  1924  , MB ChB in  1929  and MD  1933  . His MD thesis was entitled Diagnosis of dyspepsia in general practice . He also received MRCPEd 1945, FRCPEd 1952, FRFPS (G) 1959, FRCPGlas 1962, Hon FRCGP 1964. He was Regional Medical Officer and then Hospital Officer for the Eastern District of Scotland 1937 to 1946 and then Principal Medical Officer for Scotland 1946-1959  . He received the CBE in 1964  .

He was Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the  University of Glasgow from  1959-1970  and Dean of Postgraduate Medicine 1970 to 1972. He was Emeritus Professor of Administrative Medicine at the University of Glasgow from  1971  . He lectured widely, wrote many articles for medical journals, and had a reputation as an excellent and humorous after dinner speaker. He travelled extensively in Europe and America and kept very informative diaries on medical facilities and life in general in the countries he visited. As Dean of the Faculty of Medicine he was involved in the 1960s with the University of East Africa, a body to which Glasgow University gave considerable assistance. He also served on the Royal Commission on Medical Education from  1965-1968  . Charles Mann Fleming died in  1985  .


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