Cantlie, Sir James, F.R.C.S. (1851-1926)
- Cantlie, James, Sir, 1851-1926.
- MSS.1456-1499, 6931-6941 & 7920-7941
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
MSS.1456-1499 comprise chiefly drafts of essays and papers by Cantlie, spanning his entire career but with the bulk (MSS.1461-1486) dating from his years in Hong Kong. The subject is generally tropical medicine; diseases discussed include leprosy, dropsy, kala-azar, beri-beri, cholera and malaria, with particular emphasis upon leprosy. Worth individual notice are MSS.1456, in which Cantlie describes a case of blood poisoning that he acquired in the dissecting room at Charing Cross Hospital; MS.1459, commemorating the military surgeon Paul Bennett Conolly (died at Khartoum on the Gordon Relief Expedition of 1885); 1461, 1466 and 1463, two diaries and a cashbook respectively to do with his Hong Kong medical practice; 1469, a fragment of a register of patients in the Hong Kong Hospital; 1480-1481, casebooks compiled in Hong Kong; 1489, a dummy copy of the first edition of the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, founded by Cantlie; and 1499, a collection of questionnaire responses relating to the life history of Eurasian "half-castes" in which Cantlie is one of many respondents drawn from the western fringes of the Pacific (China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand)./p>
MSS.6931-6941 contain correspondence, personal and travel papers, medical notes, printed material (including much material relating to papers published in the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene), illustrative material and certificates, the last also including items relating to other members of Cantlie's family.
MSS.7920-7941are dominated by scrap-book volumes but also include awards and correspondence; they contain material on Cantlie's work on Hong Kong and also on his activities after his return to the United Kingdom.
- Continental Population Groups
- Racially mixed people
- Fees, Medical
- Fractures, Bones
- Abnormalities, Human
- First Aid
- Food and Beverages
- Influenza, Human
- Clinical Medicine
- Medical Records
- Military Medicine
- Tropical Medicine
- Wounds and Injuries