TitleCollection of Sir James D S Cameron
DescriptionCameron was born in 1900 and studied at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1923. In 1926 he was appointed a lecturer in physiology in Sir Edward Sharpey-Schafer's department leading to his MD (1932) with gold medal for his thesis on renal function. In 1928 he was elected a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. In 1933 he was appointed consultant physician, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, holding the position until 1965.

Distinguished war service in which he became consultant physician to India Command with the rank of Brigadier, and eventually honorary consultant to the India and Burma Offices (1946) culminated with his being made CBE [Commander of the British Empire]. On return to civilian life he returned to the Royal Infirmary, continued his lectures, now in medicine rather than physiology, and built up a thriving private consulting practice. Between 1960 and 1963 he was a very active president of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, one of his achievements being the annual St Andrews Day symposium.

Knighted in 1965, he retired from the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and became adviser in postgraduate medicine to the government of what was then called East Pakistan and, for the next three years, director of the Institute of Post Graduate Medicine in Dacca, Pakistan. He was an Examiner in Medicine at the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Bombay, Dacca and Baghdad. He was elected fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (1963), Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (1968) and made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

[Source: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2011; 41:282]

Contents: Patient case notes, 1948-1965; personal papers, 1946-1968; photographs, c1960-1968; certificates, 1923-1967
Extent71 boxes; 2 volumes; 147 items
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