CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3810
TitlePapers of Ronald Cumming, surgeon
Date1940 - 1997
Extent2 boxes: 0.66 linear metres
Creator NameCumming; Ronald Patrick (1923 - 2007), surgeon
Administrative HistoryRonald Patrick Cumming (born Golspie, 15 August 1923) graduated M.B, Ch.B. from the University of Aberdeen in 1945 and took up his first post as assistant G.P in Huntly. He followed this with assistant in the Department of Anatomy in 1947. He was assistant G.P in Rhynie in 1949, Junior Surgical Officer at Ronkswood Hospital, Worcester in 1950 then Senior House Officer and Registrar at Victoria Hospital, Burnley. He obtained his F.R.C.S in 1952 from Edinburgh. He became Senior Registrar at Aberdeen General Hospital and was appointed Consultant Surgeon to the Shetland Isles in 1957. He worked on there in the 1970s and 1980s. He was also a member of the British Medical Association North Sea Oil Working Party in the 1970s. He was made a Fellow of the British Medical Association in March 1982 on nomination of the Shetland branch of the British Medical Association. He died in 2007.
SourceDeposited by Roy Cumming, son of Ronald P. Cumming, 25 October 2007.
DescriptionA collection of papers and articles from Mr Ronald Cumming's University days through to a career as a consultant surgeon in Shetland. His university days were spent at the University of Aberdeen in the 1940's from which there are certificates and various other documents. As a surgeon in Shetland he started to publish articles and papers and give a series of talks. His professional papers, talks and background notes are all included in the collection and cover a wide range of topics from surgery in the elderly, multiple sclerosis, medical problems following the oil development in Shetland and the history of Gilbert Bain Hospital. In the subject files a number of specialist areas are covered such as the oil industry and oil related diving, nurse training and the Viking club. Finally there is a small collection of papers related to various medical professional organisations.
AccrualsNone expected.
Access StatusRestricted
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions. Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Some records contain personal information and may be closed for 75 years under the Data Protection Act (1998)
Physical DescriptionNo physical conditions affecting use of collection.
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