Riddell, William John Brownlow

Reference HB89
Dates of Creation 1926-1971
Name of Creator Riddell, William John Brownlow (British ophthalmologist : [1899?]-1976)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 1.5 metres

Scope and Content

Private practice case books 1926-1971
Indexes to case books;
Private practice ledgers 1939-1965
Miscellaneous n.d

Administrative / Biographical History

William John Brownlow Riddell is believed to have been born in 1899 . He was educated at Glasgow Academy before attending the University of Glasgow, graduating MB ChB in 1923. He then attended the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, graduating with a Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery in 1928 . He qualified MD in 1940 .
Riddell took up a residency at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow in 1923  going on to become House Surgeon at the Glasgow Eye Infirmary; Senior House Surgeon at the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital and entering into private practice in Glasgow from 1928-1964. 
Others post held by Riddell were Assistant Surgeon [later Surgeon] at Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution, 1931-1964 ; Honorary Consulting Surgeon at Western Infirmary, Glasgow, 1941-1964 ; Professor of Ophthalmology at Glasgow University, 1941-1964 ; Dean of Medicine, 1946-1947  and 1958-1959 .
He retired to Aberdeen in 1964, and died in Austria in 1976.

Chronological within record series

Conditions Governing Access
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Acquisition Information
Dr Elizabeth Riddell

Other Finding Aids
Descriptive list

Alternative Form Available
No known copies

Archivist's Note
Fonds level description compiled by Alistair Tough, GGHB Archivist, 2 November 1998, revised 6 June 2019

Appraisal Information
This material has been appraised in line with standard procedures

Custodial History
Records held by Prof. Riddell and his family prior to transfer

None expected

Related Material
HB3 Records of Glasgow Eye Infirmary; HB6 Records of Western Infirmary; HB14 Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary; HB 47 Records of Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution

Riddell, W J B, Glasgow Ophthalmic Institution, 1868-1968, Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary and Associated Hospitals, 1968