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S.B.N.S. [ Society of British Neurological Surgeons] Planning Committee, 1945-1948

Identifier: Coll-32/F.60

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Material relating to the S.B.N.S. [ Society of British Neurological Surgeons] Planning Committee, 1945-1948. The President was Sir Hugh Cairns and the Secretary, Geoffrey Jefferson. The Committee was set up in June 1945 to consider organisation, training, teaching and research in 'Neuro-surgery as a recognised specialism', and its relations with related disciplines (neurology, psychiatry). The material consists of preliminary correspondence to the setting-up of the Committee (February 1945-March 1945), drafts and discussions of memorandums and reports, background statistics and informotion (includes very full account of work in Scottish Centres 1940-1945). A printed copy of the Committee's report, 'Notes on the Neurosurgical Needs the Population and the Training of the Neurosurgeon', is included. The correspondence is mainly between Geoffrey Jefferson and Norman Dott, but comments, information and amendments are included from G.L. Alexander and Sir William Jameson.


  • 1945-1948


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