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AMCS Fonds Records of the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society 18th - 21st century
AMCS/4 Series Deposited Papers 1776 - 2007
AMCS/4/10 Sub-series Correspondence 1860 - 1923

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Collection GB 0817 Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society
Level Sub-sub-series
Ref No AMCS/4/10/5
Title Royal Correspondence
Date 1914 - 1916
Extent 12 items
Administrative History Soon after the outbreak of the First World War, Prince Albert, later King George VI, developed appendicitis. Sir James Reid, physician to the King in Scotland, brought Prince Albert from Wick to Aberdeen on board the hospital ship 'Rohilla'. The Prince had his appendix removed by Sir John Marnoch, Professor of Surgery at Aberdeen, on the 9 September 1914.

Sir John Marnoch (1867-1936): Surgeon to the Royal Household in Scotland, Regius Professor of Surgery, 1909-32; President of the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society, 1909-10.
Source Gifted to the Society by Mrs. Cleghorn, daughter of Sir John Marnoch.
Description Correspondence relating to the operation performed on Prince Albert to remove his appendix including three letters from King George V to Sir James Reid.
Access Status Restricted
Access Conditions Please note that although the catalogue is available via the Special Collections website, the papers are held by the Aberdeen Medico-Chirurgical Society at its offices in the Medical School building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen. Please contact the Society directly to arrange access to the records: Tel. 01224 437104; Email:

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