Cuthbertson, Sir David Paton

Reference HB 71/6
Dates of Creation 1931-1978
Name of Creator Cuthbertson, Sir David Paton (Clinical biochemist : 1900-1989)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.1 metres

Scope and Content

Memoirs of 1926-1934 written in 1978
Case notes of Glasgow Royal Infirmary patients, with particular emphasis on diet, apparently extracted to serve as data for Cuthbertson's research into metabolism, nutrition and trauma 1931-1934

Administrative / Biographical History

David Paton Cuthbertson was born in Kilmarnock in  1900  and educated at the  University of Glasgow. He gained the qualifications BSc in  1921 ; MB ChB in  1926 ; DSc in  1931 ; and MD in  1937. Cuthbertson became a clinical biochemist at the  Glasgow Royal Infirmary from  1926-1934  and then a lecturer in physiological chemistry at the University of Glasgow between  1934-1945. Cuthbertson was then the Director of the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen from  1945-1965. He retired  1965  to Troon but remained senior research fellow at Glasgow Royal Infirmary between  1965-1989. Cuthbertson was awarded a CBE in  1957  and was then knighted in 1965. He died in  1989.

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Acquisition Information
Sir David Cuthbertson

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Archivist's Note
Compiled by Alistair Tough, Greater Glasgow NHS Board Archivist, 23 July 1998, revised 22 May 2019

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents.

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Custodial History
Records held by Sir David Cuthbertson and within the National Health Service prior to transfer

None expected

Related Material
HB 14, Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Obituary in British Medical Journal, vol. 298 (1989) p.1638