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THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Report on the papers of SIR (ERIC) WILFRED FISH (1894-1974) ‘4 London WC2A 1HP THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Quality House, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, Archives Centre (CSAC 48/2/77) Reproduced for the Contemporary Scientific No. 77/16 1977 All rights reserved CSAC 48/2/77 CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE Supported by the Royal Society and the Council of Engineering Institutions Report on the papers of SIR (ERIC) WILFRED FISH Compiled by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel (1894 - 1974) 1977 Deposited in the Library of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 Description of the collection The collection was received from Professor Bertram Cohen who assembled the material from Sir Wilfred's family and colleagues. Sir Wilfred had carefully worked through his papers after retirement so that many items bear lengthy comments and evaluations. These often contain very interesting personal reminiscences of his career and colleagues and reflections on the state of dental health, science and education. Very little remains of Sir Wilfred's professional work - i.e. laboratory notebooks, working papers, research material, etc. The General Dental Council retains in its files papers which document Sir Wilfred's work on the Council and on the Dental Board. Lady Fish retains a small amount of personal material . One set of publications has been offered to the Royal Dental Hospital Library. All items are manuscript unless indicated otherwise; titles in inverted commas are those which appear on the manuscripts. The help of Professor B. Cohen and Professor H.M. Pickard is very gratefully acknowledged. 1931-36 1914 1916 1924 1933 1932 1939 1952 1953 1954 1955 Knighted LDS Manchester University b.1894 Chard, Somerset Elected to the Dental Board M.D. Manchester University Ch.B. Manchester University 1944-56 Chairman, Dental Board, U.K. D.Sc. University College, London Summary of the career of Sir Wilfred Fish President, Scientific Commission, International Dental Federation Department of Parodontal Disease, Royal Dental Hospital, London Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons President, General Dental Council Hon. Consulting Dental Surgeon to Army Hon. Director, Department of Dental Science, Royal College of Surgeons Appointed Vice-President of Honour, Fédération Dentaire Internationale Dean, Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons President, XIth International Dental Congress, London Hon. Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine 1955-60 1956-59 1956-64 1959-64 1961 E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 Contents of the Handlist A. Biographical and personal Items A.1-A.9 Committees, societies, organisations B.1-B.9 Correspondence —C.1-C.9 Publications, lectures and other writings D.1-D.34 Index to the correspondents Biographical and personal (A.1 - A.9) Obituary notices, tributes, memorial service. "Retirement - and some other random thoughis': folder of misc. shorter writings, reminiscences, introspections. Includes short note written c.1930 on cancer research, annotated by Fish (1970) ‘an odd relic’. f Royal College of Surgeons. Sir Wilfred was Honorary Director | 1955-66 of the Department of Dental Science and Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery: appeal for research unit (1955), correspondence on retirement and on award of Colyer Gold Medal, citations, material re opening of Dental Experimental’ Research Unit at Buckston Browne Farm, Kent, by Sir Wilfred in 1966. * Xe 1937-70 Honours and awards, letters of appointment, letters of thanks 1933-65 for service: British Dental Association, 1933 Royal Army Medical Corps, 1961 Dental Association of Malta, 1962 Honorary consultant in Dental Surgery to Army, 1964 General Dental Council, 1964, 1974 Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 1964 American Association of Endodontists, 1964 American Dental Society of London, 1965 and attended meetings of the British Medical Association. to Australia at the invitation of the Dental Board of Victoria. While there he gave lectures and demonstrations at the University of Melbourne, received an Hon.D.D.S. from that University, Press cuttings and offprints containing mention of Sir Wilfred's Trip to Australia, September-October 1935, Fish made the journey work and honours. drawing). Misc. personal souvenirs (invitation to 1953 Coronation, map, E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 A.7 Notes, observations and journal of trip. A.8 . Correspondence A.9 Misc. personal souvenirs (photographs, menus, programmes, tickets, telegrams, etc.). B. Committees, societies, organisations (B.1 - B.9) B.1-B.3 = The British Society of Periodontology. Sir Wilfred was instrumental in the establishment of the Society. He served as its first president in 1949-50 and returned for a second term of office in 1973-74, the Society's Jubilee year. Correspondence re Sir Wilfred's Presidential Address, 1973, and the anniversary meeting, 1974. "Problems of Parodontal Disease': proof of Sir Wilfred's Presidential address of 1949 (with covering letter to Professor Pickard, 1973). 'The Clinical Importance of the Epithelial Attachment’: - annotated typescript of his Presidential address of 1973. B.3 B.4 B.4-B.5 The Nuffield Foundation for Jubilee meeting, September 1974. Sir Wilfred was a member of the Dental Advisory Committee Committee papers, memoranda, menus, reports, programme from its inception (serving as Chairman, 1966-67) and of the Dental Selection Commitiee for Fellowships and Scholarships. The file cover is annotated. proceedings of conference on Assistance to Academic Dentistry, 1963 (which was sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation), memorandum on ‘Research and Teacher Training in Dentistry’ prepared by Fish on his retire- ment from the Dental Committee in 1967, list of dental scholars, appreciation of Lord Nuffield written by Fish for publication in British Dental Journal, memo on dental technologisis. Folder of papers relative to a proposal that the Nuffield Foundation sponsor an enquiry into national policy re dental health: paper written in 1943-44 by Sir Wilfred on this topic (not published); memos, notes, correspondence and draft proposals (1959). added by Fish in 1971. The file cover bears remarks 'Coming Events Cast Their Shadow', B.5 Folder of misc. material re the Foundation: correspondence, 1973-74 ‘ 1943-44, 1959 1961-67, 1974 E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 B.6-B.9 Attempt to establish a Centre for Clinical Dental Research in 1960-62 Bermondsey. B.6 Ms. notes, drafts and typescripts of various proposals by Fish supporting the creation of such a Centre. BF Correspondence with colleagues, government officials, and other interested parties. B.8 B.9 Printed matter: press cuttings, Hansard,offprint, etc. File folder and envelope which contained the above material. They are listed as a separate item because they bear extensive notes, explanations, descriptions and evaluations added by Fish, c.1970. C. Correspondence (C.1 - C.10) The correspondence is presented in date order, with the majority of It the letters from 1932-38. is mostly of a personal nature from professional colleagues, i.e. letters of congratulation, letters of thanks for publications received, requests for reprints, for the loan of equipment or for appointments. selectively indexed. The correspondents are 1929, 1932. 1933. 1934. 1935. 1936-38. these letters have been removed from the chrano- Occasionally the correspondence contains some discussion of professional Many of the letters are from Canadian colleagues Toronto in following the International Dental Convention in 1932 at which Fish delivered a lecture and held a clinic. or historical topics; logical sequence and listed separately as C.10. 1972 Science’, correspondence with John Woodforde and David Hindley- Smith re Fish's dental treatment of Sir Winston Churchill. 1940-60. Many letters of thanks for reprints of 'The Englishman's Teeth’. 1961-62. Letters of thanks for reprints of 'Research in Clinical Correspondence of a professional/historical nature. Correspondence with Professor Bertram Cohen. 1960-74 1957-58 1931-32, 1956-58, Correspondence re YMCA appeal. E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 D. Publications, Lectures and Other Writings (D.1 - D.34) ome The Peiolegue compiled by Fish in 1971 of his published work. first section groups the papers by subject: Research (in Prosthetics, Periodontology, Bone Pathology, General Pathology), Clinical, Educational, Administrative, Historical, Personal. is fully described by Fish, often including extensive autobiographical reminiscences and evaluations. second section, entitled 'Looking Back on it All', contains ‘some free comment on the papers and is to some extent repetitive’. The third section is a list of those documents handed to Professor H.M. Pickard which now form the bulk of the collection. Each paper within these sections The D.2-D.5 Four folders of offprints and other published work, arranged in The first three folders are indexed and many In some cases, there was no date order. of the papers are annotated. published version, only a typescript, which has been removed and listed as a separate item in the chronological sequence below (D.6-D.32); in such cases a note has been made i in the folder's index. Reprints from c.1924 to March 1934. . 1924 Reprints from May 1934 to 1938. Reprints from August 1938 to July 1959. . (and later published in the British Dental Journal). Royal Dental Hospital typescript with ms. typescript of M.D. thesis submitted at Manchester University, ‘The Lymph Supply of the Dentine and Enamel': ms. draft and "Cardio-Vascular Effects of Local Anaesthetic Injections’: Reprints from June 1960 to 1971 (folder not indexed by Fish). ‘The Mouth as a Focus of Infection'. of London Annual Report, 1925: annotations. congratulation). Dentine and the Dental Pulp (published in 1932) and Principles of Full Denture Prosthesis (first published 1933). D.9-D.10 2 folders relative to An Experimental Investigation of Enamel, correspondence re these two books (letters of thanks, of 1932-34 reviews, press notices, one letter from Ernest Matthews who edited the 6th edition of Full Denture Prosthesis. 1932-34 1964 D.8 legends for figures in published version. E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 D.11 "Immunity to the Organisms of Dental Caries’ (with 1.H. McLean): ms. draft and 2 typescripts (the first with ms. annotations, the second typescript incorporates these annotations). ‘Dental Education', paper presented at the annual meeting of the British Dental Association, June 1933, and subsequently published in B.D.J.: short ms. précis, typescript with ms. annotations, correspondence from E.V. Pollitt (Fish's brother-in-law) re draft of paper. ‘Dentistry and the White Paper (CMD.6502)': typescript with c.1939-40 later (1970) annotation on cover page. Report of the Clinical Investigation Committee to the Dental c.1943 Board: typescript with ms. annotations. Report to the Dental Board re financing of dental education: the cover was annotated by ms. draft and 2 typescripts; Fish in 1971. Parodontal Disease (published in 1944): press notices, review, The file includes notice and letter from correspondence. H. Hardwick re Parodontal Department, Royal Dental Hospital, established in 1932. ‘1942 1944 1936 "A Draft Memorandum on Dental Services': annotated type- c. 1947 script; later (1971) annotation on cover. 1954 "An Enterprise in Dental Research', Second Webb-Johnson Hospital at Sir Alexander Fleming's invitation: with ms. annotations. of Wright as published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps (c. 1947) and notes by Fish for an unidentified lecture. File also includes an obituary notice typescript Almroth Wright Memorial Lecture, delivered at St. Mary's ‘Oral Sepsis': annotation typescript, with correspondence. Commemorative Lecture delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons, November 1957, and published in May (1958): annotated typescript, various notes and drafts made in preparation for lecture, letter of thanks from Lady Webb- Johnson. The file also contains notes described by Fish as ‘a précis of our thinking that led to the discovery of the "Col" - and that discovery holds the answer to the question "What causes Pyorrhoea Profunda?"'« volume of Indian Council of Medical Research: photographs and correspondence. Notes for T.V. interview with Lady Barnett on 23.4.1959 article for souvenir typescript, "Research Problems in Parodontal Disease': ‘The Fight Against Dental Disease’. E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 D.23 'The Centenary of the First Dental Diploma in Britain', for Central Office of Information publication in India: typescript, correspondence. "A Profession in the Making', published in the British Dental Journal, 1959, on the occasion of the centenary of the Licence in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons: notes, drafts and correspondence; annotated typescript; 2 offprints (one is annotated); of a speech delivered to (?) The Medical Society at Cambridge which became the basis of the centenary article. heavily annotated typescript "Research in Clinical Science’, published in the International Dental Journal, 1960 (originally delivered as an address entitled ‘Research in Clinical Practice’ to the American Dental notes, numerous early drafts of the Society of London in 1959): speech and of the article, offprints. 1960 ‘Etiology and Prevention of Periodontal Breakdown", published 196] in Dental Progress, 1961 (originally titled by Sir Wilfred 'The Clinical Implications of Some Recent Advances in the Histo-Pathology of Periodontal Breakdown'): ms. and annotated typescript, drafts, final typescripts, figures, editorial correspondence, offprint. 'Liberalising Specialist Education', the Evelyn Sprawson Lecture 1963 and typescript (unpublished), correspondence. 1960-61, 1970 Ms. draft of note on Majority Rule for Rhodesia (unpublished). 1965 Address to the General Dental Council, June 1971, on occasion 1971 "A Proposal to Record the Discovery of Anaesthesia': ms. draft of the 50th anniversary of the passing of the Dentists Act: notebook containing ms. notes and drafts, annotated type- script, lecture copy with some textual variations. given at the London Hospital Medical College, February 1963, and published in the British Dental Journal: extensive . early notes and drafts, several annotated typescripts, offprint. Notes and drafts for 2 earlier lectures on dental education. Parodontal Disease. Includes illustrative material for 'Lymph Supply of the Dentine', Full Denture Prothesis, Surgical Pathology of the Mouth, 2 unidentified manuscripts on the subject of Periodontal Disease. One box of photographs, figures, drawings for published work. "Just about Time and Relativity': typescript, editorial corres- pondence. Volume was not published. Extensively revised monuser Eero of Surgical Pathology of the Mouth. E.W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 ER Index to the correspondents J. c. be A. Lester Menzies Guy S: of. Adler, P. Ash, R. Baer, M. Bollard, Fo Barcroft, J. Becker, W. Bibby, Basil Black, Arthur D. Bodecker, Charles F. Boycott, A. Boyd, William Bracken, Brendan Bradlaw, Sir Robert Vivian Brock, Lord (of Wimbledon) Brown, T. Buck, Alan D. Bulleid, Arthur Campbell, J. Cave, A. Chapman, J. Cohen, Bertram Cummer, Harold H. Debenham, Clive Dickens, Donald T. Dohan, John S. Drummond, Jack Euler Eustace, J. Evans, Sir Charles Lovatt Evans, Sir Everett, Frank G. Fawn, George Fouraker, L. Fry, Sir William Kelsey Gabell, Katherine Gabell, W. WwW. Gardner, Boyd S. Gillies, Robert M. Gilmour, W. Géttlich, S. Gottlieb, B. Greenwood, K. Hardwick, H. Hellner, Erik Herbut, E. Hutchinson, A. Jack, Gerald Johnson-Gilbert, Ronald’S. Kershaw, Reginald C. King, F. tae Ee. L. FE, Ifor Lawrence Hi. Fiz M. WwW. a. E,W. Fish CSAC 48/2/77 ~ o S o S n O y t S - ” O N N O O r o C. C. D. A. i. D. A A. C, t. Gs A. a an A. Ci c. A, C. B. G ep a A. D. A. c, D. D. ee C. Cc i. oe A ¢€ c B. - ~ ~ o O R O e o i e e Js de D. W. Klein, Daniel D. Kronfeld, Rudolf Laidlaw, P. Lindsay, Lilian Livingston, Alexander Logan, Douglas Lucas, Raleigh B. MacGregor, Alexander Brittan Malik, K. e: Marsh, H. Matthews, Ernest Mattingley, Harold V. Miles, Albert Edward William Morris, H. Moxham, Sir Harry Murray, E. , Nicholas, C. William Norman, H. O'Brien, Donough Oliver, W. M. Paul, George S. Peter, Karl L. Pick, Otto Pickard, Huia Masters Pitts, A. Polack, J. Porter, William A. Procter, Alburn F. Raybin, Nathan H. Robinson, T. Roche, H. Round, Harold Rous, Colin C. Rowlett, A. Rushton, Martin Schermant, J. Scott, W. — Hudson Senior, William G. Simms, William Steadman, Frank St. Stewart, David Stones, Hubert Horace Talbot, H. Taylor, G. — Fulton Turner, H. Widdowson, Thomas William Wilkinson, Frank C. Wilkinson, W. R. Willcox, Sir William Wilson, John Woods, Joseph Ainsworth Watson Pie A: c o n a 6 Woolton, Frederick James Marquis, Earl Young, Brian ‘Zinkon, t...= ie C a D. D; D. i. D. Re D. GG. D. N D N B B. B. J. 1. — O W Y ~