Saving Oxford Medicine
from Chrissie Webb, Project Archivist
Saving Oxford Medicine, a project to discover, survey and catalogue archives relating to medicine at Oxford, is under way.
As well as preserving and making archive material available via the Bodleian Library, we want to disseminate information about related archives of key importance held elsewhere. We have begun by looking at the papers of the Regius Professors of Medicine of the 20th century. Some of these are at the Wellcome Library in London, including those of Sir George Pickering, Regius Professor from 1956 to 1968, who, in the opinion of Dr Bent Juel-Jensen, Medical Officer to the University from 1976-90 and benefactor of the Bodleian Library (whose personal papers are also held here), did more than anyone else for the improvement of medical education at Oxford. Another distinction, by the way – was Pickering the only Regius Professor to have a University boat funded in his memory and named after him?
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