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JEF - Papers of and relating to Sir Geoffrey Jefferson

Manuscript notes (n.d. [192-?])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/13
Physical Description 5 sheets

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Manuscript draft regarding cases of injuries to the upper two cervical vertebrae. Incomplete, paginated 4-8.


Manuscript notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/14
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Pencil notes marked 'Introduction' regarding spinal compression and spinal paralysis.


Manuscript notes (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/15
Physical Description 5 sheets

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Rough notes for an introduction to a paper about 'clinical cases of spinal injury in which the nerve supply to the bladder neck and sphincter has been destroyed or impaired'.


Manuscript draft: "Discussion on Spinal Injuries" ( 1927)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/16
Physical Description 26 sheets

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On green paper, pages numbered 1-19 with extra pages inserted. Discussion by Jefferson given at Royal Society of Medicine, 6 December 1927, divided into sections. Published as 'Discussion on Spinal Injuries' in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine; Section of Orthopaedics, 1928, vol XXI pp 21-33.


Manuscript draft ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/17
Physical Description 5 sheets. Condition: Fragile, pages torn and bent to top.

Scope and Content

Manuscript concerning the structure and mechanism of the stomach. Incomplete, paginated 36-40.


Typescript: "On fractures of the first cervical vertebra" ( n.d. [1927?])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/18
Physical Description 22 sheets

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Paper founded on Hunterian Lecture delivered at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, February 1924. Discusses in detail fractures of the atlas vertebrae based on case studies. Published as 'Remarks on fractures of the first cervical vertebra', in British Medical Journal, 30 July 1927. See JEF/1/1/1/10 for a manuscript draft of this paper.


Photograph ( 1922)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/19
Physical Description 1 b/w photograph; 14.5 x 7 cms.

Scope and Content

Photograph of spinal compression due to cystic degeneration, enlarged by 1 2/3 natural size. Annotated by Jefferson on reverse.


Typescript contents page ( 1927)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/20
Physical Description 1 sheet. Condition: slight foxing

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Typescript contents page of Discussion on spinal injuries , an address to the Royal Society of Medicine given 6 December 1927. See manuscript draft of entire document, JEF/1/1/1/16.


Typescript ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/21
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Typescript concerning the history of attitudes to cerebral anaemia and consciousness, especially with regard to writings by Hermann Fischer (1870s). Incomplete.


Typescript draft ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/22
Physical Description 7 pieces.

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Typescript draft for publication, possibly a chapter from a textbook. Divided into seven sections marked 'A' to 'G' with the following titles: 'Functions of the various elements in the spinal cord', 'Motor localisation in the spinal cord', 'Spastic paralysis', 'Spinal cord lesions associated with spinal injuries', 'Spinal Tumours', 'The cerebro-spinal fluid in spinal lesions' and 'Root Lesion'. See later drafts at JEF/1/1/1/23 and JEF/1/1/1/32.


Typescript drafts ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/23
Physical Description 2 pieces, 10 sheets.

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Draft with extensive manuscript annotations amending the earlier JEF/1/1/1/22, sections E 'Spinal tumours' and G 'Root Lesions'.


Case notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/24
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Rough note possibly describing analgesia in legs of an unidentified patient. Annotated on reverse, 'Spinal Compression. HD's case at Ancoats'.


Case notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/25
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Rough note showing charts of feeling in lower leg of a patient, Mrs Webb. Specifies area of limb, divided into squares, marked with a one or zero presumably to denote sensation or lack of it.


Typescript case notes ( 1922)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/26
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Case notes for an identified patient of Dr. Holmes at Ancoats Hospital who suffered a burning sensation and numbness in his left leg after being blown up in 1917.


Case notes (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/27
Physical Description 9 sheets

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Rough manuscript charts showing sensation in areas of the left leg and lumbar region of an unidentified patient.


Case notes (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/28
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Rough manuscript notes (in same pen as 'Mrs Webb', JEF/1/1/1/25) showing sensation in right leg.


Manuscript draft: "Spinal Column, Surgery of" ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/29
Physical Description 5 sheets

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Draft of introduction to surgery of the spinal column, concentrating on spinal injuries.


Manuscript notes (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/30
Physical Description 8 sheets

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Manuscript draft of discussion of surgery of the spinal cord, delivered before 'a concourse of surgeons. Discusses the success of surgical operations to relieve spinal compression, but suggests that spinal tumours need to be better diagnosed by physicians.


Manuscript notes (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/31
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Notes on spinal cord compression, incomplete.


Typescript draft ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/32
Physical Description 18 sheets

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Typescript draft with manuscript annotations. Incomplete later draft of JEF/1/1/1/22-23, bringing together the sections and marking up for printing. Marked up with page numbers 758-777 (earlier pagination has been crossed out). The item is incomplete and begins partway through the section on Spastic Paralysis. An additional section of 'Bladder and rectal function' has been added before the section on 'Spinal tumours'. Otherwise this follows the same structure as JEF/1/1/1/22.


Manuscript notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/33
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Very brief working notes about peripheral nerves, enervation of limbs and digital nerves.


Typescript ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/34
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Typescript titled Spinal Injuries, consisting of page one of a classification of spinal injuries.


Manuscript note (n.d. )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/35
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Description of a case study of an odontoid fracture. Incomplete, paginated '4'.


Manuscript references ( n.d. [1923?])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/36
Physical Description 5 sheets

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Manuscript list of references giving name of author, name of journal and date, titled Fractures of cervical spine - esp atlas or odontoid process .


Manuscript draft ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/37
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Draft relating to the discovery of localisation of function in the motor cortex in anthropoids and the transferal of this discovery to the study of man, incomplete.


Manuscript: "The spinal cord" ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/38
Physical Description 3 sheets. Condition: Small burn at base of sheets one and three.

Scope and Content

Rough notes titled The spinal cord (medulla spinalis) describing the anatomy of the spinal cord and injury to the spinal cord.


Manuscript: "The principles of distribution of the spinal nerves" (n.d )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/1/39
Physical Description 5 sheets

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Manuscript draft, possibly for publication.


Amputations (1917-1927 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/2
Physical Description 2 items

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This subseries consists of a notebook of amputation cases and a file largely relating to amputations.


Amputation notebook ( c 1918)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/2/1
Physical Description 1 volume. Condition: Includes loose inserts.

Scope and Content

Notebook belonging to Jefferson titled 'Notes on Amputation Cases'. Consists of case notes taken by Jefferson while working at 2nd Western General Hospital, based in Whitworth Street, Manchester, where he worked from June 1917-April 1918. These notes concern individuals wounded and amputated in the War then transferred to the hospital in Manchester. The notes include name, age and occupation of patient and at which site of the hospital they were resident, as the 2nd Western General had a number of sites. The notes then give the date the patient was wounded, the date of amputation, and if relevant, the date of re-amputation or further operation. Detailed notes are then given about the nature of the amputation and the pain or sensations currently felt by the patient, especially with regard to phantom limbs. Many cases include rough sketches illustrating sensation in phantom limbs. The notebook is indexed by patient name, and gives references to pages 1 to 98. However, this notebook is only foliated 1 to 47, suggesting that there was originally a second volume. The patient notes are often loose sheets inserted at the relevant page.


File re. amputations ( 1918-1927 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/2/2
Physical Description 9 pieces

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File containing letters from amputees operated on by Jefferson replying to a request for current information about their phantom limbs, and further case notes. The file also contains other unrelated material.

  • /1 Letter from W[illiam] Higgins (whose case notes are given in JEF/1/1/2/1), 12 October 1918.
  • /2 Case notes of James Miller, n.d. [1918].
  • /3 Case notes of unidentified patient on dorse of a brief note dated 6 May 1919.
  • /4 Rough case notes of Private Turner, n.d. [1919].
  • /5 Letter from Private Joseph Giddy, 19 October 1918.
  • /6 Brief note re sensations of unidentified patient when pressure is put on ulna bulb, n.d.
  • /7 Sketches of mouse intestines and stomach, n.d.
  • /8 Manuscript notes on historical cases of fractured atlas vertebra, see JEF/1/1/1/7, n.d. [192-?].
  • /9 Case notes of unidentified patient with fractured skull, Ancoats Hospital, 12 June 1927.

Brain Tumours ( 1930-1952 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3
Physical Description 5 items

Scope and Content

This subseries consists of what was originally a large file containing both manuscript notes regarding postoperative treatment of patients operated on for cerebral tumours, a manuscript draft concerning cerebral compression, and two files of typescript case notes largely relating to pituitary tumours. The subseries also includes some notes about operations on brain tumours which were not held in this original file.


Manuscript notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3/1
Physical Description 4 sheets

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Rough notes titled 'Post-operative treatment of patients operated upon for cerebral tumours'; detailed guidelines, especially relating to treatment of shock and the risk of a loss of blood.


Manuscript draft ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3/2
Physical Description 27 sheets

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Manuscript draft of discussion on the symptoms of cerebral compression, reviewed in the light of 250 cases handled by Jefferson, especially with regard to tumours and internal hydrocephalus. Includes sub-sections on 'Pulse rate and respiration', 'Eye palsies', 'Posture' and internal hydrocephalus. Incomplete; various paginations are used.


File: "Pituitary Tumours (first 100 cases)" (1930-1952 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3/3
Physical Description 1 file

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Substantial file of case notes regarding operations of pituitary tumours. Largely comprises of detailed typescript case notes giving the name of the patient, date of operation and description of the operation and immediate after care. Other information is often given (especially in later notes), such as the surgeon (usually but not always Jefferson), hospital (usually MRI), others involved in the operation, and more detailed medical histories. The notes are usually made by the assistant and some include sketches. There are a number of manuscript case notes in Jefferson's hand from 1930 and also a very detailed typescript case study, possibly intended for publication.

Restrictions on access

Patient records subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act.


File: "Pituitary Adenomas (second 100 cases)" ( 1937-1952 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3/4
Physical Description 1 file

Scope and Content

Typescript case notes, similar in content to JEF/1/1/3/3, but also including five brain x-rays dated 1940-1946 with related forms.

Restrictions on access

Patient records subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act.


Manuscript notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/3/5
Physical Description 4 sheets

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Notes regarding surgical removal of brain tumours and the chief causes of operation mortality, highlighting the misleading nature of comparisons between different types of statistics. Incomplete, missing page 3.


File: "Trigeminal Anaesthesia" ( 1927-1940 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4
Physical Description 5 items

Scope and Content

File relating to trigeminal nerves including a draft on tumours of gasserian ganglion, and case notes on cases of trigeminal anaesthesia.

Arrangement

Original order within file retained.

Restrictions on access

Patient records subject to access restrictions under the Data Protection Act.


Typescript: "Benign and malignant tumours of the Gasserian Ganglion" ( n.d. [after 1933])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4/1
Physical Description 4 sheets

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Typescript draft titled 'Benign and malignant tumours of the Gasserian Ganglion' especially with regard to the diagnosis of such tumours.


Manuscript note ( n.d. [1940?])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4/2
Physical Description 1 piece

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Rough notes on the reverse of an X-Ray form, gives names and reference numbers for cases (not related to any of the case notes in this sub-series).


Typescript case notes (1935-1940 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4/3
Physical Description 12 pieces, 24 sheets.

Scope and Content

Typescript copy case notes of named cases of trigeminal anaesthesia, mostly from MRI but also includes copy of case notes from Salford Royal Hospital and National Hospital, Queen's Square, London.


Manuscript note ( 1927)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4/4
Physical Description 1 piece

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Brief note referring to named MRI patient.


Manuscript notes ( n.d. [1938])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/4/5
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Manuscript notes requesting [possibly from Rowbotham] a copy of notes relating to a named patient with trigeminal anaesthesia whose case notes appear in JEF/1/1/4/3 and notes about the collection of material on lesions of the trigeminal nerve for publication in a paper.


File: "Peripheral Nerves" (1930-1953 )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/5
Physical Description 8 items

Scope and Content

File titled 'Peripheral Nerves' comprising manuscript notes and typescript drafts relating to surgery of the sympathetic nervous system, peripheral nerve injuries and recovery from such injuries. There are also two documents relating to cerebral aneurysms (JEF/1/1/5/3-4).


Manuscript notes ( n.d.)

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/5/1
Physical Description 1 sheet

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Manuscript notes on G[eorg] Prochaska, Of the Functions of the Nervous System , 1784. Jefferson refers particularly to Prochaska's ideas about reflex motion and compares him to Unzer (see JEF/1/1/1/2). Possibly notes for his essay 'Marshall Hall, the Grasp Reflex and the Diastaltic Spinal Cord' (1943), Selected Papers, 1960.


Galley proof (n.d. [1943?] )

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/5/2
Physical Description 30 sheets

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Proof of G. Jefferson and A.M. Boyd, 'Chapter XXXVIII Surgery of the sympathetic nervous system', probably from G. Grey (ed.), Carson's modern operative surgery, 3rd Edition, 1943. Not annotated.


Typescript lecture (n.d. [Dec 1953])

Reference GB 133 JEF/1/1/5/3
Physical Description 2 sheets

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Typescript summary of lecture given by Jefferson to the Philadelphia Neurological Society on 'Chiasmal lesions produced by intracranial aneurysms', a lecture given in December 1953. The typescript is annotated in Jefferson's hand 'Published Arch Neurol Psych 1954'.