Records of the Medical School, 1936 - 1961
Scope and Contents
Comprise subject files of the Regius Professor of Physic and 1936-61 and MD students files 1945-55 only.
- 1936 - 1961
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Biographical / Historical
From the 1870s onwards, the Cambridge Medical School provided instruction in preliminary pre-clinical medical sciences via the Ordinary BA or Natural Sciences Tripos, followed by the MB (Bachelor of Medicine). Clinical experience was gained elsewhere, usually in London. After World War II, clinical studies began to develop, given impetus by Sir Lionel Whitby, Regius Professor of Physic 1945-56, the foundation of the NHS, building of the new, much enlarged, Addenbrooke's hospital and the report of the Royal Commission on Medical Education (Todd, 1968). The Medical Sciences Tripos was launched in 1966. The School of Clinical Medicine was established in 1976.
5.5 linear metre(s) : paper
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The records were transferred to the University Archives from the Medical Library on 31 July 2017.
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