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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:

5th Annual Conference, Middle East Neurological Society, Teheran, Iran, September 1963-October 1963

Identifier: Coll-32/E.43
Scope and Contents Material relating to Norman Dott's visit to the 5th Annual Conference, Middle East Neurological Society, Teheran, Iran. The material consists of correspondence between Dott and the organisers regarding travel arrangements; Dott's list of lectures to be given at the Conference and in Athens; Dott's manuscript notes of discussions with colleagues, papers delivered at conference, and on professional and social engagements undertaken during his stay in Iran; and copy of the conference programme....
Dates: September 1963-October 1963

40th Meeting, London, July 1949

Identifier: Coll-32/F.62
Scope and Contents

40th Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), london, July 1949. The material consists of minutes, papers and reports of Special Working Party, Ministry of Health, on surgical instruments; and correspondnece between Norman Dott with Geoffrey Jefferson and others regarding Dott's new technique of pre-operative bleeding, speech therapy, and recommendation for merit awards, etc.

Dates: July 1949

41st Medical Congress, Durban, 1957

Identifier: Coll-32/E.16
Scope and Contents

This file contains material relating to Norman Dott's attendance at the 41st Medical Congress, Durban. The material consists of a detailed timetable of Norman Dott's programme at the congress; correspondence with Dott regarding papers to be given and conferment of Honorary Fellowship of the College of Surgeons; and 2 memo books of notes by Dott. The memo books mainly contain papers and discussions at the Congress, and some refer to other hospitals he visited or talks given during tour.

Dates: 1957

41st Meeting, Manchester, May 1950

Identifier: Coll-32/F.63
Scope and Contents

Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), Manchester, May 1950. The material consists of an agenda, programme of meeting and some correspondence with Norman Dott.

Dates: May 1950

45th meeting, Summer, Zürich, May 1952-June 1952

Identifier: Coll-32/F.69
Scope and Contents

45th meetingof the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), Summer, Zürich, June 1952. The material consists of a programme, correspondence with Norman Dott, a photograph (see Coll-32/D.60); also minutes, etc. of a business meeting, London, May 1952.

Dates: May 1952-June 1952

47th meeting, Cardiff, May 1953

Identifier: Coll-32/F.71
Scope and Contents

47th Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), Cardiff, May 1953. The material consists of an agenda, programme, and correspondence. Norman Dott was asked to entertain the Society in Edinburgh but was unable to do so.

Dates: May 1953

48th Meeting, London, December 1953

Identifier: Coll-32/F.72
Scope and Contents

48th Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), London, December 1953. This was a combined meeting with the Association of British Neurologists. Dott gave the summary of the second day's meeting on 'Prolonged disorders of consciousness'. The material consists of an agenda, programme, Dott's manucript notes on the papers given, and manuscript notes for his summing-up.

Dates: December 1953

49th Meeting, Brussels and Louvain, May 1954-July 1955

Identifier: Coll-32/F.73
Scope and Contents

4th Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), Brussels and Louvain, May 1954. The material consists of an agenda, programme, minutes, and Norman Dott's manuscript notes on papers or discussions at the meeting. It also includes notes of a Business meeting, July 1955. (N.B. Records are wanting of the of 50th and 51st meetings.)

Dates: May 1954-July 1955

52nd Meeting, London, November 1955

Identifier: Coll-32/F.74
Scope and Contents 52nd Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), London, November 1955. At this meeting the 'International Congresses of the Neurological Sciences' were discussed (see also Coll-32/F.75). it was also the occasion of the presentation to Sir Geoffrey Jefferson of his portrait by Sir Gerald Kelly (Norman Dott made the speech of presentation - see also Coll-/D.99, E.14). The material includes Committee papers, a programme, Dott's manuscript notes and comments on papers...
Dates: November 1955

53rd Meeting, Stockholm, May 1956

Identifier: Coll-32/F.75
Scope and Contents

53rd Meeting of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (S.B.N.S.), Stockholm, May 1956. The material consists of a programme, minutes, and Norman Dott's manuscript notes on papers given. It also includes a copy of the Constitution of the International Federation of Neurological Societies, and some earlier correspondence with Dott about the same.

Dates: May 1956

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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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