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  • Title
    Report of the Committee of Reference on World War One
  • Reference
    RCS-COM/5/1
  • Date
    1916-1919
  • Creator
  • Scope and Content
    This typed volume contains a contents list, followed by a summary of the committee's proceedings on the following subjects: -the origin and proceedings of the committee -calling up of members of staff of hospitals -appeals -meetings of the joint representatives of the committee of reference and the central medical war committee -treatment of discharged disable soldiers -grouping of hospitals -local government board and boards of assessors -food control -demobilisation
  • Extent
    1 volume
  • Language
    English
  • Conditions governing access
    Please note that records created by the Royal College of Surgeons of England are closed for a minimum of 30 years. By appointment only. See College website for contact details of the Archives.
  • Admin./ biographical history
    A note at the front of this volume describes its origins. It was compiled by the chairman of the committee, Dr Sidney Martin FRS, and the Secretary, Mr FG Hallet OBE, at the request of the committee so that a complete record of its transactions could be preserved. The Committee of Reference was appointed by the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons of England, 8th April 1916, "to advise the Government Departments concerned through the Central Medical War Committee, on any case affecting the several Metropolitan Hospitals and Medical Schools during the war in respect of medical men on their staff with regard to whom the question arises as to whether a particular individual is indispensable or would suffer excessive personal hardship if required to enter Military Service: and further advise on the case of any other medical men in England or Wales in respect of whom the Central Tribunal under the Military Service Act thinks it desirable that this Advisory Committee should be consulted." This was at the instigation of the Central Medical War Committee. See also MS0506 for two volumes of original minutes and papers of this committee.
  • Level of description
    file