Collection UR-SF 48 - Dr James F. Riley

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UR-SF 48

Title

Dr James F. Riley

Date(s)

  • 1819-1979 (Creation)

Level of description

Collection

Extent and medium

4.6 linear meters

Context area

Name of creator

(1912-1985)

Biographical history

Dr James F. Riley was born in Settle, Yorkshire. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University, where he graduated with Honours in 1935, obtaining his F.R.C.S.E. in 1938.
From 1939 to 1944 he was an assistant surgeon in the Scottish Emergency Medical Service, and later served as a surgical specialist commanding a mobile surgical unit in the Far East. On returning, he wrote his M.D. thesis "Experiments in Carcinogenesis 1939-1944".
In 1948 he obtained the Diploma in Medical Radiotherapy and was appointed as Consultant Radiotherapist at Dundee Royal Infirmary, and in 1950 became a reader in the Department of Radiotherapy.
From 1975-1977 Riley was a research fellow at The University of Dundee. Dr Riley's research was devoted to the study of the Mast Cell, discovering the origin of histamine, work that has stimulated further research world-wide.
Recognising his international significance, Dr Riley was appointed as a visiting Professor at the University of Montreal where he was awarded the Claude Bernard Medal, as well as being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

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Scope and content

Correspondence, 1903-1983; Papers relating to medical research, 1940-1974; Personal papers and research, 1875-1970; Publications, 1819-1979; Photographs, 1906-1979.

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Possible

System of arrangement

Chronological within series.

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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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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Paper, photographs, slides and glass plate negatives.

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The records are originals

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Note

For biographical details see Archives Biographical Information files.

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Description identifier

UR-SF 48

Rules and/or conventions used

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

Status

Catalogued

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Language(s)

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Finnish

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