Papers of Sir Roy Cameron (1899 - 1967)

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Details of CSAC 32/9/75
Reference: CSAC 32/9/75
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

Date: 1856-ca1968
Held by: London University: University College London (UCL) Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Comeron, Sir, Gordon Roy, 1899-1967, Knight, scientist and pathologist

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.


1946 F.R.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.

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