GD1/57 Bridget S. Tom, patient of Professor Norman Dott

Collection Summary

Reference Code: GB239 GD1/57
Title: Toms, Bridget S.
Dates of Creation of Material: c. 1992
Level of Description: Fonds
Extent and Medium of the Unit of Description: 1 item: bound volume

Name of creator(s): William Edwin Toms (d.1977); Bridget S. Steyn (fl.1944-1993), patient
Biographical History: In 1944 William Toms’ younger daughter Bridget was diagnosed as having a centrally located brain tumour, for which surgery was necessary but very risky. The family were referred to several specialists, until in January 1945 they took Bridget to Edinburgh to be seen by neurosurgeon Norman Dott (1877-1946). The operation he performed was successful and within four months Bridget had made great improvement and was allowed to leave hospital. In 1947 the family emigrated to New Zealand. William Toms died in 1977. This volume is a transcription by Bridget of her father’s recording of 1974.
Immediate Source of Acquisition or Transfer: B. S. Steyn (née Toms), April 1993

Scope and Content: "Before they call" by William Edwin Toms, an account of his daughter Bridget’s treatment for brain tumour under Professor Norman Dott, c. 1992
Accruals: No further accessions are expected
System of Arrangement: Chronological within record class

Conditions Governing Access: None
Conditions Governing Reproduction: Reproduction is subject to closure periods and physical condition
Language/Scripts of Material: English

Related Units of Description:
Bangour General Hospital (LHB40)
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh (LHB1)

Archivists' Notes: Compiled by Mike Barfoot and Jenny McDermott using existing handlists
Rules or Conventions: Description based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description International Council on Archives (2nd edition), 2000
Date(s) of Description: May 2000; revised June 2002