Series THB 24/3/5 - Walker database

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THB 24/3/5

Title

Walker database

Date(s)

  • Mid 20th century (Creation)

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3 filing cabinets, now in boxes

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Biographical history

The following is copied from the British Medical Journal, volume 311, 14 October 1995 James Walker, emeritus professor of obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Dundee (b 1916; q Glasgow 1938; MRCOG 1947;MD 1954), d 27 June 1995. After the war, in which he served in the RAF, Jimmy Walker became one of the pioneers of fetomaternal medicine, his research at Glasgow forming the basis of his MD thesis. In 1956 he went to a chair of obstetrics and gynaecology at St Andrews (later Dundee), where he remained until he retired in 1981, pioneering cervical screening long before it became a national service. Thereafter he became a professor at Kebangsaan University, Kuala Lumpur, where he helped develop the department of obstetrics and gynaecology. A member and chair of many national and international committees, he chaired the international federation committee of gynaecology and obstetrics on annual reports, records, and definitions of terms in human reproduction, being awarded the distinguished service award at the Montreal conference in 1994. He was awarded the CBE in 1971. He leaves a wife, Cathie, a son (professor of obstetrics at Leeds) and two daughters (both doctors) [Malcolm Macnaughton].

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Scope and content

Record cards containing maternity data / birth records and information about the collection

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Not expected

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Conditions governing access

Open for consultation subject to preservation requirements. Access must also conform to the restrictions of the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, 2018) and any other relevant legislation or restrictions. Clinical information is closed for 100 years.

Conditions governing reproduction

Reproduction is available subject to preservation requirements. Charges may be made for this service, and copyright and other restrictions may apply; please check with the Duty Archivist.

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Ownership possibly University not NHS

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THB 24/3/5

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Description compiled in line with the following standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) General International Standard Archival Description; International Council on Archives, ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons, and Families; National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997

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Catalogued

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  • English

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