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Papers of Sir David Paton Cuthbertson, 1900–1989, biochemist, Scotland

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.
GB 812 HB 71/6.
Papers of Sir David Paton Cuthbertson, 1900–1989, biochemist, Scotland.
Dates of Creation:
0.10 metres.
Held at:
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archives.
Name of Creator:
Cuthbertson, Sir David Paton (1900–1989: biochemist: Scotland).
Language of Material:
Level of Description:
First edition.

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.

Scope and Content

  • 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
  • Memoirs of 1926–1934 written in 1978
System of Arrangement:
Chronological within record class.
Custodial History:
Records held by Sir David Cuthbertson and within National Health Service prior to transfer.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Sir David Cuthbertson.
Appraisal, Destruction and Scheduling:
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 812 procedures.
None expected.
Access Conditions:
75 year closure applies to case notes.
Copyright / Reproduction:
Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.
Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use & condition of documents.
Existence of Copies:
No known copies.
This material is original.
Finding Aids:
Related Units of Description:
GB 812 HB 14 and HH 67: Records of Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Publication Note:
Obituary in British Medical Journal, vol. 298 (1989) p.1638.

Fonds–level Description Compilation Details

Compiled by Alistair Tough, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archivist, 23 July 1998.