CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
TitleUniversity of Aberdeen, Department of Pathology papers
Date20th century
Extent3 card file boxes, 1 archive box
Administrative HistoryA Chair in Pathological Anatomy was instituted in 1882, under a generous endowment from Sir Erasmus Wilson, marking the occasion of his honorary LLD from the University. Aberdeen was just the second Scottish medical school to institute a chair of pathology and quickly established a reputation as one of the premier pathology departments in Britain. Today, it is among the busiest in the country, with both academic and NHS members of staff providing a full range of educational, research, clinical and training activities.

For further details on the history of Pathology in the University of Aberdeen see 'Studies in Pathology. Written by alumni to celebrate the Quatercentenary of the University of Aberdeen and the quarter-centenard of the chair of pathology therein', edited by William Bulloch (Aberdeen, 1906) and A.L. Stalker and G.B. Scott, 'Pathology in the University of Aberdeen. The progress of a century, 1882 - 1982' (Aberdeen, 1982). Stalker and Scott's publication contains essays and biographical details on the Department Chairs to 1982 and a list of graduate members of staff, 1882 - 1982, with brief biographical details. Biographical essays on the chairs of the University's Medical School, 1860 - 1960, are contained in the centenary issue of 'Aberdeen University Review', 38 (1959-60), pp 410 - 453.
Custodial HistoryThis material was accessioned with the personal papers of Alexander Logie Stalker (1920-87), Regius Professor of Pathology, University of Aberdeen, 1972-82 (MS 3471). It was used by Stalker and his colleague, G.B. Scott, in compiling a commemorative publication marking the centenary of the Department.
DescriptionStudent records, 1914 - 1937; Pathology and Surgical museum catalogues, c 1939; photographs, 20th century, including prints of Medical faculty staff, 1940s and 1970s, and of staff and patients at Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, during the First World War.
Access StatusOpen
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