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SAVING OXFORD MEDICINE A project to preserve the history of medicine in Oxford
Historical context <ul><li>For over 400 years the Bodleian Library has collected medical archives </li></ul><ul><li>It has...
Duke Humfrey’s Library <ul><li>Re-opened in 1602 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally devoted to books on the ‘Higher Faculties’: ...
Medicine in the 19 th  century <ul><li>The Bodleian holds extensive papers of 19 th  century scientists and physicians </l...
Henry Wentworth Acland <ul><li>Regius Professor of Medicine, 1857-94 </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to found the Honour School o...
Construction of the University Museum, 1850s
Papers of H.W. Acland <ul><li>The Bodleian has preserved his diaries, correspondence, lecture notes, personal documents an...
The project <ul><li>Collaboration between Medical Sciences Division and the Bodleian Library </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by t...
Objectives <ul><li>Surveying archive materials generated by current and retired members of the Division </li></ul><ul><li>...
 
Surveying and acquisition <ul><li>Assessment of historical value, extent, resources required for cataloguing, preservation...
Collections currently being catalogued: <ul><li>Papers relating to Ida Mann (1893-1983) Ophthalmologist </li></ul><ul><li>...
Ida Mann (1893-1983) Ophthalmologist <ul><li>Enrolled at the London School of Medicine for Women in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li...
Ida Mann in Oxford <ul><li>Appointed Margaret Ogilvy Reader in Ophthalmology, Oxford, 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>First woman t...
Among papers relating to Ida Mann are: <ul><li>her published articles and books </li></ul><ul><li>typescript of her autobi...
Edith B ülbring (1903-1990) Pharmacologist <ul><li>Left her native Germany for England in 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Joined th...
Professor Edith B ü lbring and colleagues, Groningen, June 1979
Papers of Edith B ülbring <ul><li>The papers include a file on the Vogt family of Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Cecile and Osca...
Edith B ülbring in support of M arthe Vogt’s appeal, 1940
Contact us <ul><li>Chrissie Webb and Catherine Parker </li></ul><ul><li>Project archivists </li></ul><ul><li>01865 277597 ...
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Saving Oxford Medicine

  1. 1. SAVING OXFORD MEDICINE A project to preserve the history of medicine in Oxford
  2. 2. Historical context <ul><li>For over 400 years the Bodleian Library has collected medical archives </li></ul><ul><li>It has strong holdings for the 17 th century and early 18 th century </li></ul><ul><li>Archives were acquired with collections such as the Ashmole manuscripts and the papers of the Radcliffe Trust </li></ul>
  3. 3. Duke Humfrey’s Library <ul><li>Re-opened in 1602 </li></ul><ul><li>Originally devoted to books on the ‘Higher Faculties’: theology, law and medicine </li></ul>
  4. 4. Medicine in the 19 th century <ul><li>The Bodleian holds extensive papers of 19 th century scientists and physicians </li></ul><ul><li>These include the papers of H.W. Acland (1815-1900), Regius Professor of Medicine at Oxford </li></ul>
  5. 5. Henry Wentworth Acland <ul><li>Regius Professor of Medicine, 1857-94 </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to found the Honour School of Natural Science, 1850 </li></ul><ul><li>Championed the building of the University Museum </li></ul>
  6. 6. Construction of the University Museum, 1850s
  7. 7. Papers of H.W. Acland <ul><li>The Bodleian has preserved his diaries, correspondence, lecture notes, personal documents and photograph albums </li></ul><ul><li>These archives document the creation of the University’s science area </li></ul>
  8. 8. The project <ul><li>Collaboration between Medical Sciences Division and the Bodleian Library </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by the Division </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory board with membership from Medical Sciences Division and the Bodleian </li></ul><ul><li>18 months initially </li></ul>
  9. 9. Objectives <ul><li>Surveying archive materials generated by current and retired members of the Division </li></ul><ul><li>Cataloguing medical archives already in the Bodleian </li></ul><ul><li>Web archiving pilot: sites relating to medicine at Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Raising awareness of medical archives through our website </li></ul>
  10. 11. Surveying and acquisition <ul><li>Assessment of historical value, extent, resources required for cataloguing, preservation and access </li></ul><ul><li>Formats – paper, digital, audio-visual </li></ul><ul><li>Need to be selective: cost considerations </li></ul><ul><li>Primary materials shedding light on work of national and international significance </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Personal’ archives: Oxford University Archives holds administrative records of Divisions </li></ul>
  11. 12. Collections currently being catalogued: <ul><li>Papers relating to Ida Mann (1893-1983) Ophthalmologist </li></ul><ul><li>Papers of Edith Bulbring (1903-1990) Pharmacologist </li></ul>
  12. 13. Ida Mann (1893-1983) Ophthalmologist <ul><li>Enrolled at the London School of Medicine for Women in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed senior surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, aged 34 </li></ul><ul><li>Research on chemical warfare agents </li></ul>
  13. 14. Ida Mann in Oxford <ul><li>Appointed Margaret Ogilvy Reader in Ophthalmology, Oxford, 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>First woman to hold the title of professor at Oxford </li></ul><ul><li>Oversaw the building of the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology </li></ul>
  14. 15. Among papers relating to Ida Mann are: <ul><li>her published articles and books </li></ul><ul><li>typescript of her autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>letters to her friend and colleague, Dorothy Potter </li></ul><ul><li>personal photographs and slides </li></ul><ul><li>patient record cards </li></ul>
  15. 16. Edith B ülbring (1903-1990) Pharmacologist <ul><li>Left her native Germany for England in 1933 </li></ul><ul><li>Joined the Pharmacology Department at Oxford 1938 </li></ul><ul><li>Professor of Pharmacology at Oxford 1967-1971 </li></ul>
  16. 17. Professor Edith B ü lbring and colleagues, Groningen, June 1979
  17. 18. Papers of Edith B ülbring <ul><li>The papers include a file on the Vogt family of Berlin </li></ul><ul><li>Cecile and Oscar Vogt, prominent anatomists, harried by the Nazi regime </li></ul><ul><li>Their daughter, Marthe, a pharmacologist, moved to England </li></ul><ul><li>Edith B ülbring supported Marthe’s appeal against internment in 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Marthe Vogt became one of the leading neuroscientists of the 20 th century </li></ul>
  18. 19. Edith B ülbring in support of M arthe Vogt’s appeal, 1940
  19. 20. Contact us <ul><li>Chrissie Webb and Catherine Parker </li></ul><ul><li>Project archivists </li></ul><ul><li>01865 277597 </li></ul><ul><li>chrissie.webb@ bodleian.ox.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>catherine.parker@ bodleian.ox.ac.uk </li></ul>

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