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csac 32/9/75 THE ROYAL SOCIETY THE ROYAL COMMISSION ON HISTORICAL MANUSCRIPTS Joint Committee on Scientific and Technological Records CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC ARCHIVES CENTRE Papers of Sir Roy Cameron (1899 - 1967) Listed by: Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel Deposited in the University College London Library . 1975 R. Cameron CSAC 32/9/75 te Description of the collection The collection was received from Professor Cyril L.Oakley shortly before his death. Professor Oakley had been a colleague and friend of Cameron, and author of the Royal Society Biographical Memoir (vol. 14, 1968, pp.83 — 117). Cameron had been compiling material for a history of pathology, and had collected some autograph letters (see esp. A.4, D.12). Printed material relating to the history of medicine has been accepted for the library of the Wellcome Unit of the History of Medicine, Oxford, by the Director, Dr. Charles Webster, who also gave valuable help with dating and selection of the handlist. Summary of the career of Sir Roy Cameron b. 1899 1911 — 16 1916 1923 1925 = 27 1927 1928 - 30 1930 - 33 1932— 52 1934 - 37 1937 - 64 1939 = 45 1946 — 64 1946 1957 1960 1962 Victoria, Australia educ. Kynaton High School University of Melbourne, Queen's College Tutor in Physiology, Histology and Pathology, Queen's College Assistant, and Deputy Director, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute work under Aschoff, Freiburg—im—Breisgau Graham Scholar in Pathology, University College Hospital Medical School, London Beit Fellow, U.C.H.M.5. Assistant Editor, Journal of Pathology & Bacteriology Reader in Pathology Professor of Morbid Anatomy,U.C.H.M.5 seconded to Chemical Defence Experimental Station, Porton Down Director of the Graham Department, U.C.H.M.S. FR. created Knight Bachelor Royal Medal, Royal Society Foundation President, College of Pathologists. A full account of the professional and government committees Onwhich Cameron served may be found in the Biographical Memoir mentioned above. R. Cameron esac 32/9/75 . .° By Contents of the handlist Items Page A. Biographical & Personal B. Notebooks & Working papers Awl = AL5 B.e1 — B.S C. Lectures, publications,manuscripts C.1 — C.11 D. Work on pathologists & history of Di = D2 pathology 2 3 3 4 A. Biographical & Personal A.1 —A.5 A.1, A.2 2 Ex. Bks., ‘Pure Mathematics Part I' & 'Part II’. 1925 = 26 Courses given by GRC at Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Melbourne, where he was First Assistant & Deputy Director A.3 A.4 A.5 Misc. biographical & personal material: printed matter, laureation addresses & souvenirs of honorary degrees, invitation lectures etc.; photographs; corresp. re Linacre Lecture given by GRC 1964. (Includes letters of thanks to C.L.Oakley for copies of his Royal > Society Memoir of GRC). Cameron's matriculation certificate at University of Freiburg— im—Breisgau 1927, and 14 autograph letters or cards Ludwig Aschoff (Aschoff directed Cameron's work at the Pathological Institute of the University of Freiburg.) 1928 — 37. from Scientific & personal correspondence with Professor Hou Pao-chang, of Peking, where he moved in 1962 after his retirement from the Department of Pathology & Bacteriology, University of Hong-Kong. Professor Hou and Cameron collaborated on scientific papers, and on Biliary Cirrhosis,(Oliver & Boyd, 1962). 1959 - 65 Re Cameron CSAC 32/9/75 | 3. B. Notebooks & Working papers B.1 — B.5 B.1 B.2 B.3 Be4 Red notebk. 'Research', dated inside 'Jan .1961 — ' of notes (some on loose cards) of research problems to be undertaken by GRC. *Pathology as a Science’® Ms. & notes for lecture or talk. 1 file Work on Liver Pathology, esp. reversibility & regeneration; notes on cases & on the literature; annotated related off- prints; correspondence (1957, 1958); Ms. draft 'The principle of reversibility in liver damage. Ciba Symposium. Manchester. '* 1 file. Work on Oedema, esp. pulmonary oedema. Casenotes & notes on the literature; annotated related offprints; correspondence Bernard Halpern 1951, Sir Aubrey Rumball 1961. 1 file. B.e5 Work on Spleen, Banti's disease, splenic vein stenosis. Notes on cases & on the literature; annotated related off- prints; correspondence 1957,1961. 1 file. 1961 n.d. ned. n.d. ned. C. Lectures, publications, manuscripts. C.1 — C.11 Notes for ‘Edinburgh Lecture’ on history of cellular pathology, with special reference to the work of John Thomson, John Goodsir, William S.Greenfield, James Lorrain Smith. Cr 1962 'Exploring the injured cell.' (The Mathison Memorial Lecture, Melbourne). Notes & correspondence. 'The changes in cells associated with malignancy.’ Ms. of opening speech at meeting on ‘Malignancy' held at Postgraduate Medical School of London, 1965. 1962 1965 "Defence mechanisms and the oral cavity.' (after) 1962 C.2 C.3 C.4 C.5 "Some remarks on the future of dermatological research’ 2 Ms. drafts,notes & related material (see Brit. J. Derm, 78, 365) C.6 Review of R.C.Curran: Atlas of Pathological Histology C.7 " Hudson: Cardiovascular Pathology 1966 1966 1965 R. Cameron CSAC 32/9/75 4. C.8 Draft Report of College of Pathologists to Royal Commission on Medical Education. Typescr. with Ms. annotations. 1966 C.9 = 0.11 Obituaries C.9 Wilson Smith (published in J.Path.Bact.,95,326) C.10 George Payling Wright (published in J. Path. Bact.,92, 613) 1968 1966 Both files contain extensive correspondence with friends and colleagues for information to be used in obituary. An itemised list of correspondents is enclosed with the files. ‘'A tribute to Edgar King': Ms. draft of foreword to C.11 collection of essays in honour of Edgar King, 1965. (includes list of contributors and abstracts of their essays. 1965 D. Work on pathologists & history of pathology D.1 —- D.12 Cameron gave papers and lectures on these subjects during the later part of his career, and was compiling material for a more extensive history to be written during his retirement. He had also accepted (March 1966, see item D.8) an invitation from Dover Publications to write an introduction to a reprint edition of R.Virchow, Cellular -Pathology. Cameron died before this could be completed. The material has been grouped under headings, mainly biographical. D.1 Ludwig Aschoff. Misc. obituaries & printed tributes. Letters from Franz Bilchner 1965, 1966. (see also item A.4) D.2 —- D.4 Julius Cohnheim D.2 Foolscap notebook, "Notes for an Experimental Pathology': | Contains 'scheme' for book, then remainder of book devoted to account of Cohnheim's life, his work and that of his pupils; includes photograph of Cohnheim. D.3 Misc. notes & drafts on Cohnheim and his times. D.4 Misc. correspondence in response to GRC's requests for information on Cohnhein. 1954 = 65 D.5 Notes on Ludwig. D.6 Work on Giambattista Morgagni Notes, correspondence, printed material. D.7, D.8 D.7 Work on Rudolf Virchow. Includes 3 letters from Virchow 1891, 1892, 1894; request from Dover Publications for GRC to write introduction to R. Cameron CSAC 32/9/75 5. reprint edition of Virchow's Cellular Pathology; misc. correspondence in response to GRC'S requests for information on Virchow 1958 (see ‘A Symposium in honour of the centenary of ie Cellular Pathology 1858 —- 1958", J.Clin.Path., 1, 463 D.8 misc. notes & drafts on Virchow and his work D.9 Notebook of material on German science & education in 19th century D.10 Diary for 1965 used as notebook of material on Virchow & other German scientists. D.11 Shorter notes on Vesalius, Recklinghausen, W.H.Welch. D.12 Autograph letters of personal & scientific interest: Letters concerning an abnormal brain: from W.L.Begley to William Jenner, to accompany specimen sent as a gift to Jenner and William Sharpey 1856; from Jenner to Thomas Barlow re specimen 1891; from Thomas Barlow to "my dear Gran" (Cameron's nickname among his friends) enclosing the previous correspondence 1935. 4 letters from R.A.K8lliker 1862 3 letters from Walter Pagel 1954 (2), 1961 Letter from Peyton Rous 1959