Skip to main content
At the royal college of Physicians
and surgeons of Glasgow

Advanced Search

Search Results

Browse (4 items)

Your
  • Tags: Tom Gibson

missile.png

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Large Missile Lodged in Face

Description

Case of an unexploded cannon shell lodged in the face of a WW2 patient. The shell was discovered after an X-ray of the head was taken, and was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, a former president of the RCPSG.

Description

Case of an unexploded cannon shell lodged in the face of a WW2 patient. The shell was discovered after an X-ray of the head was taken, and was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, a former president of the RCPSG.

tom_gibson.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Portrait of Thomas Gibson PRCPSG 1976-1978

Description

Portrait of Thomas Gibson, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1976-1978).

Date

c. 1978

Identifier

62

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Materials

Colour photograph on canvas backing

Description

Portrait of Thomas Gibson, President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (1976-1978).

missile.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

3D Model of Cannon Shell Injury

Description

c. 1946

This unexploded cannon shell was extracted from the face of a patient by Professor Tom Gibson, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The shell struck the soldier in the face, but caused little clinical disturbance.

Tom Gibson was born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, on 24 November 1915. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University where he graduated MB, ChB in 1938. He worked in the Medical Research Council Burns Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1942-4. While at the Burns Unit he made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the mechanism of homograft rejection. He was joined in Glasgow by Peter Medawar who had been working in Oxford on the same problem and their joint work “The fate of skin homografts in man”, was published in the Journal of Anatomy in 1943. The article is quoted in Morton’s Medical Bibliography as the work which placed the laws of transplantation on a firm scientific basis.

Description

c. 1946

This unexploded cannon shell was extracted from the face of a patient by Professor Tom Gibson, a former president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The shell struck the soldier in the face, but caused little clinical disturbance.

Tom Gibson was born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, on 24 November 1915. He was educated at Paisley Grammar School and Glasgow University where he graduated MB, ChB in 1938. He worked in the Medical Research Council Burns Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1942-4. While at the Burns Unit he made an outstanding contribution to the understanding of the mechanism of homograft rejection. He was joined in Glasgow by Peter Medawar who had been working in Oxford on the same problem and their joint work “The fate of skin homografts in man”, was published in the Journal of Anatomy in 1943. The article is quoted in Morton’s Medical Bibliography as the work which placed the laws of transplantation on a firm scientific basis.

2000.9.2_canon shell 4.jpg

Details

Dublin Core

Title

Cannon Shell extracted from patient's face during the Second World War.

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

Date

c. 1930-1940s

Identifier

2000/9.2

Publisher

Physical Object Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

Length: 8.5 cm

Materials

metal

Description

Pictured here is a cannon shell, which was extracted from a patient's face during the Second World War. It was removed by Professor Thomas Gibson, former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Captain of a Royal Army Medical Corp maxillofacial surgery team during WW2. This cannon shell is 8.5 cm in length, 2cm in diameter and weighs 147.3g.

Search Again

Output Formats

atom, csv, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2