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Subject files of Regius Professor of Physic, 1936 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/MED 1/1

Scope and Contents

The files document school administration and development, under/graduate teaching, learning and research and relations with local medical services, particularly Addenbrooke's Hospital. In addition, they reflect the research interests of Sir Lionel Whitby, haematologist, Regius Professor 1945-56.


  • Creation: 1936 - 1961


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From the Management Group:

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Biographical / Historical

The professorship was founded by Henry VIII in 1504 with a stipend of £40. In 1652 John Crane bequeathed to the University, for the use of the professor, a house on a site subsequently required for the building of the Senate House and so exchanged, in 1724, for one in Market Street. The professorship was re-assigned from the Faculty of Clinical Medicine to the Department of Medicine by grace 3 of 18 March 1987. The Regius Professor is head of the School of Clinical Medicine established in 1976. Appointment is by the Crown. The files cover the entirety of the tenure of Sir Lionel Whitby, Regius Professor 1945-56, and in the case of the MD degree the first four years of the tenure of J.S. Mitchell, Regius Professor 1957-75.


5 linear metre(s) (5 metres) : paper

Language of Materials


Related Materials

The personal papers of Lionel Whitby are held at Downing College. The personal papers of J.S. Mitchell are among the named collections in the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts at Cambridge University Library; see especially MS Mitchell (Joseph) B.1-B.1054 for records relating to University affairs and Addenbrooke's Hospital.


Regius Professor of Physic

Finding aid date

2018-03-06 16:17:35+00:00

Repository Details

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