Papers of Sir Roy Cameron (1899 - 1967)
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|Title:||Papers of Sir Roy Cameron (1899 - 1967)|
A. Biographical & Personal A.1 - A.5
B. Notebooks & Working papers B.1 - B.5
C. Lectures, publications, manuscripts C.1 - C.11
D. Work on pathologists & history of pathology D.1 - D.12
Listed by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel"
|Held by:||London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections, not available at The National Archives|
|Physical description:||12 files|
|Immediate source of acquisition:||
The collection was received from Professor Cyril L.Oakley shortly before his death. Professor Oakley had been a colleague and friend of Cameron, and author of the Royal Society Biographical Memoir (vol. 14, 1968, pp.83 - 117).
Cameron had been compiling material for a history of pathology, and had collected some autograph letters (see esp. A.4, D.12). Printed material relating to the history of medicine has been accepted for the library of the Wellcome Unit of the History of Medicine, Oxford, by the Director, Dr. Charles Webster, who also gave valuable help with dating and selection of items in the handlist.
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Summary of the career of Sir Roy Cameron
b.1899 Victoria, Australia
1911 - 16 educ. Kynaton High School
1916 University of Melbourne, Queen's College
1923 Tutor in Physiology, Histology and Pathology, Queen's College
1925 - 27 Assistant, and Deputy Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
1927 work under Aschoff, Freiburg-im-Breisgau
1928 - 30 Graham Scholar in Pathology, University College Hospital Medical School, London
1930 - 33 Beit Fellow, U.C.H.M.S.
1932- 52 Assistant Editor, Journal of Pathology & Bacteriology
1934 - 37 Reader in Pathology
1937 - 64 Professor of Morbid Anatomy, U.C.H.M.S
1939 - 45 seconded to Chemical Defence Experimental Station, Porton Down
1946 - 64 Director of the Graham Department, U.C.H.M.S.
1957 created Knight Bachelor
1960 Royal Medal, Royal Society
1962 Foundation President, College of Pathologists.
A full account of the professional and government committees on which Cameron served may be found in the Biographical Memoir.