D269 - Jeffcoate, Professor Sir Norman - 1924-1982
Papers of Prof Sir Norman Jeffcoate, comprising: Account book kept as a medical student Oct 1924-Jul 1929; University of Liverpool Guild of Undergraduates Membership Cards; Lecture notes taken 1925-1929; Mounted photograph of the University of Liverpool Rugby Football Team 1926-1927; Pages from a ph...
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|Summary:||Papers of Prof Sir Norman Jeffcoate, comprising: Account book kept as a medical student Oct 1924-Jul 1929; University of Liverpool Guild of Undergraduates Membership Cards; Lecture notes taken 1925-1929; Mounted photograph of the University of Liverpool Rugby Football Team 1926-1927; Pages from a photograph album 1927-1930; Mounted photographs re the visit of HRH Princess Margaret to open the extension to the Liverpool Medical Institution 28 Oct 1966; Correspondence with Prof Thomas Kelly and J M Leggate contributing recollections and observations 1924-; Cards issued by the University Athletic Committee 1927-1929; Record of Attendance Cards of the Clinical School, University of Liverpool, 1928 and n.d.; Programme/Menu Cards of and Verses sung at Annual Dinners of the University of Liverpool Medical Students Debating Society 1931-1935; Photographs of Prof Jeffcote; Photographs of students and staff of Rankin Hall 1925-1927; Photograph of Guild Council ; Panto Night Programme 1927; Views of Wyncote House and Mr W R Gregson 1935-1936; Centenary of Liverpool Medical Institution, 1937; Photographs of students and staff [c. 1929] and 1949; Autobiography n.d. [c. 1983]|
|Custodial History:||D269/10 - Kanthack Medal was returned to Sir Norman Jeffcote 24 Apr 1987|
Emeritus Professor Sir (Thomas) Norman (Arthur) Jeffcoate was born in 1907 and educated at Attleborough Elementary School (which he entered at the age of 7 years, and which he left at the age of 9 years with a scholarship), King Edward VI Grammar School, Nuneaton (his home town), and the University of Liverpool, where he graduated M.B., Ch.B. with 1st class Honours in 1929 and M.D. in 1932, the subject of his thesis for the latter degree being The Aschheim Zondek reaction, and a consideration of the origins and functions of the Hormones concerned therein. Whilst at the University as a student, Norman Jeffcoate held a Warwickshire County Major Scholarship and a Leaving Scholarship granted by Nuneaton Education Committee.
In addition to following the medical curriculum he was Hon. Sec. to the Guild of Undergraduates in 1926-27 and was Senior Student and Chairman of the House Committee of the Men's hostel in Ullet Road in 1927-28 and 1928-29. He also obtained Colours for Cricket in 1925 and 1926, and Colours for Rugby Football during three sessions 1926-29.
He was awarded the University's Kanthack Medal (1928), the Silver Medal in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology (1928), and the Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1929, and was proxime accessit in respect of the Holt Physiology medal in 1926 and the Gold Medal for Medicine in 1929.
After graduating Jeffcoate held the University Ethel Boyce Fellowship in Gynaecology 1930-32 and the Samuels Memorial Scholarship in Gynaecology and Obstetrics 1933-34 (whilst he engaged in research).
Having obtained the necessary higher qualification of M.D., M.R.C.O.G, FRCSE, all in 1932, he was appointed Hon. Assist. Consultant Surgeon to the Liverpool Maternity Hospital 1932-45, to the Women's Hospital, Liverpool, 1935-45 and Hon. Assist. Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to the David Lewis Northern Hospital 1933-1945. He held the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the University 1945-72 and, during this period, was an Hon. Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary, the Liverpool Maternity Hospital and Mill Road Maternity Hospital.
Jeffcote died on 13 October 1992, aged 85 years.
For details of the honours Sir Norman Jeffcoate has received (which include a Knighthood in 1970, and honorary fellowships/memberships of colleges, associations, etc. throughout the world), the offices he has held (which include the Presidency of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1969-72, and Travelling and Visiting Professorships), eponymous lectures delivered, publications (which include his Principles of Gynaecology, 1957, the fourth edition of which was published in 1975), etc. see in particular the full details in Who's Who 1981, p.1354.