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Manchester Surgical Society Archive

Date range: 1922–50.

The Manchester Surgical Society was founded in 1922 in order to encourage better co-operation in surgical teaching and research between Manchester Royal Infirmary and the non-teaching hospitals in the Manchester area.

The Society was very active in its early years, owing much to the enthusiasm of its secretary, Harry Platt. The Society’s main activities were lectures, discussions, clinical meetings, operations meetings and visits to counterpart societies in Liverpool and Leeds.

The Society played an important role in publicizing developments in surgery in the North West region. In 1950 the Society merged with the Manchester Medical Society, becoming the Section of Surgery.

The Society’s archives comprise a minute book, by-laws, membership lists, financial records and administrative records.

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Finding aids

Catalogue available online via ELGAR.


Main Library

Using the reading room in the Main Library