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Dott, Norman McOmish, 1897-1973 (Neurosurgeon)



  • Existence: 1897 - 1973


Dott was born in Edinburgh in 1897, and educated at George Heriot's School there. Originally apprenticed as a joiner and engineer, he suffered a serious hip injury in an accident, and the observation of medical practice during his hospitalisation determined his future career and he entered Edinburgh University Medical School in 1914. Awarded the Syme Surgical Fellowship in 1921, he worked with Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer, and his studies on the pituitary led to the award of a Rockefeller Fellowship which enabled him to work as Assistant Resident to Harvey Cushing at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1923-1924. With the exception of this year and a brief visit to Cushing in 1929, Dott remained in Edinburgh throughout his career. He did much to establish surgical neurology there and in 1947 became the first Professor of Surgical Neurology at the University. He was a founder member of the Society of British Neurologists in 1926, and its President, 1938-1945. During the Second Worl! d War he served with H.W.B. Cairns, Geoffrey Jefferson and others on the Brain Injuries Committee of the Medical Research Council. He lectured widely on his specialist subjects such as aneurysms, pain, pituitary and also on medical education, hospital planning and staffing, the history of medicine (mainly in relation to his own interests), and more informally on his own experiences and colleagues.

Found in 641 Collections and/or Records:

'Carotid cavernous arterio-venous fistula', September 1963

Identifier: Coll-32/D.207
Scope and Contents

Lecture by Norman Dott, 'Carotid cavernous arterio-venous fistula', dated September 1963. The material includes 14 slides.

Dates: September 1963

'Carotid-cavernous arterio-venous fistula', September 1968

Identifier: Coll-32/D.259
Scope and Contents

Lecture by Norman Dott, 'Carotid-cavernous arterio-venous fistula'. The paper was delivered at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, dated September 1968.

Dates: September 1968

'Case Summaries, surgery optic Ns [Neurosurgery]', February 1964

Identifier: Coll-32/D.120
Scope and Contents

Manuscript notes by Norman Dott, 'Case Summaries, surgery optic Ns [Neurosurgery]', dated Febrary 1964.

Dates: February 1964

'Cerebral Thrombo-phlebitis', May 1940-February 1941

Identifier: Coll-32/D.36
Scope and Contents

'Cerebral Thrombo-phlebitis', manuscript by Norman Dott. The material is a revision of Coll-32/D.35, with dates 'Received May 1940, Revised by author Feb. [February] 1941.'

Dates: May 1940-February 1941

Certificate of attendance at University of Paris tuberculosis course at Berck, 1926

Identifier: Coll-32/A.7
Scope and Contents

Certificate of Dott's attendance at University of Paris tuberculosis course at Berck, 1926.

Dates: 1926

Chairman's speeches at the Statutory Meeting of Dental Fellows, Diploma Ceremony, October 1970

Identifier: Coll-32/D.284
Scope and Contents

Chairman's speeches by Norman Dott at the Statutory Meeting of Dental Fellows, Diploma Ceremony at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, dated October 1970.

Dates: October 1970

Chicago. Second Workshop on Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery, 1963

Identifier: Coll-32/E.32
Scope and Contents

Chicago. Material relating to Norman Dott's visit to the Second Workshop on Reconstructive Middle Ear Surgery. The material consists of correspondence between Norman Dott and the organisers and collaborators; programme of events; and Dott's notes on notes on the papers given.

Dates: 1963

'Colostomy after-care and the stoma clinic', March 1972

Identifier: Coll-32/D.280
Scope and Contents

Paper by Norman Dott in collaboration with Lieutenant-Colonel John Fraser, 'Colostomy after-care and the stoma clinic'. Fraser was the Physician Superintendent of the Astley Ainslie Hospital, Edinburgh and the paper was published in the Chief Medical Officer's Health Bulletin, March 1972.

Dates: March 1972

Committee papers, 1963-1965

Identifier: Coll-32/F.31
Scope and Contents

Committee papers for meetings of Council and for annual general meetings, papers regarding Paraplegic Games, appeals, and rehabilitation units, 1963-1965.

Dates: 1963-1965

Committee papers, 1966-1969

Identifier: Coll-32/F.32
Scope and Contents

Committee papers for meetings of Council and for annual general meetings, papers regarding Paraplegic Games, appeals, and rehabilitation units, 1966-1969.

Dates: 1966-1969

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Archival Object 638
Collection 3
Neurosurgery 78
Brain Neoplasms 19
Epilepsy 17
Ophthalmology 16
Cerebrospinal Fluid 14
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Colostomy 14
Pituitary Diseases 14
Craniocerebral Trauma 13
Facial Pain 11
Intracranial Aneurysm 11
Surgery 11
Trigeminal Neuralgia 11
Pediatrics | 10
Autobiographies 9
Paralysis 8
Arteriovenous Malformations 7
Carcinoma 7
Hydrocephalus 7
Aneurysm 6
Arteriovenous Fistula 6
Hip Injuries 5
Facial Paralysis 4
Obituaries 4
Paraplegia 4
Physical Disabilities 4
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage 4
Biographies 3
Congenital Abnormalities 3
Encephalitis 3
Hypothalamus 3
Hypothermia 3
Neurology 3
Pituitary gland 3
Angiography 2
Athens, Greece 2
Breast cancer 2
Dentistry 2
India -- Calcutta 2
Iran 2
Neurology | Scotland | 2
Pituitary neoplasms 2
Portugal 2
Portugal -- Porto 2
Singapore 2
South Africa 2
South Africa -- Cape Town 2
Spinal Diseases 2
Thailand 2
Thrombophlebitis 2
United States -- Massachusetts -- Boston 2
Accidents, Traffic 1
Amnesia 1
Amputation 1
Anaesthesia 1
Anaesthetics 1
Anesthesia 1
Arachnoiditis 1
Belgium -- Brussels 1
Blindness 1
Blood | Transfusion | 1
Blood--Coagulation 1
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America 1
Brain 1
Brain Diseases 1
Buenos Aires (Argentina) 1
Canada -- Alberta -- Edmonton 1
Case Notes 1
Central Nervous System Diseases 1
Cerebral Palsy 1
City of Dundee, Angus, Scotland 1
Clinical Medicine 1
Deafness 1
Denmark -- Copenhagen 1
Dyslexia 1
Ear Diseases 1
England -- Hull 1
England -- Sheffield 1
Facial Neuralgia 1
Facial nerve 1
Fishing 1
Greece -- Thessalonike 1
Hemorrhage 1
Hong Kong (China) 1
Illustrations 1
Insulin 1
Intracranial Hemorrhages 1
Ireland -- Dublin 1
Keratitis 1
Klippel-Feil Syndrome 1
Madras (India) 1
Medical care | Edinburgh (Scotland) | 1
Medicine | Edinburgh (Scotland) | Study and teaching | 1
Medicine | History | 1
Medicine | Research | 1
Medicine | Study and teaching | Edinburgh (Scotland) | 1
Netherlands -- Amsterdam 1
Netherlands : Province -- Holland 1
Neuroma, Acoustic 1
New York City (New York, United States) 1
Pain 1
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