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SAUNDERS, Dame Cicely (1918-2005)

K/PP149/2: Papers, 1934-1979, relating to Saunders’ medical career, chiefly research papers on clinical studies at St Joseph’s Hospice, Hackney, London 1925-1977


K/PP149/2/1: Papers relating to Saunders' medical education, 1934-1966


K/PP149/2/1

1934-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: certificates and related papers concerning Saunders' qualifications and professional memberships

Certificates and other papers relating to Cicely Saunders' degree in Medicine, St Thomas' Hospital, London. Also later correspondence, including correspondence with Professor Harold Stewart, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London, regarding Saunders' postdoctoral role, 1957; correspondence with medical and professional societies, including the British Medical Association; correspondence with medical professionals on pain management and the treatment of patients with advanced cancer. File also contains her 'O' level certificate, Roedean School, 1934, and her General Medical Council certificate of full registration as a medical practitioner, 1958.

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K/PP149/2/2/1-25: Papers relating to medical research, 1958-1974


K/PP149/2/2/1

1958-1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to opiate addiction case studies

Hospital case notes, Cicely Saunders' own notes, statistics, articles and press cuttings relating to patients with addiction to opiates, chiefly at Mary's Hospital, London, 1958-1960. File includes a report on patients who responded to treatment with the respiratory stimulant amiphenazole, and two transcripts of interviews with patients about their pain, 1961-1962. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2049.

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K/PP149/2/2/2

1958-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: research papers on pain relief

Medical case notes, transcripts of interviews with patients, correspondence and notes relating to Cicely Saunders' research at St Luke's Hospital and St Joseph's hospice for her MD thesis. File includes tabulated data on the length of stay of patients, main symptoms, experiences of pain and drug treatments, and a diagram of the commonest symptoms of physical and mental pain. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2039.

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K/PP149/2/2/3

1958-1974

Papers of Cicely Saunders: correspondence, and related papers, with the Pharmacology Department, St Mary's Hospital, London

Correspondence, memoranda and reports relating to Cicely Saunders' postdoctoral work for the department of Pharmacology, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, including: submitted annual reports to the Dean; correspondence and invoices to the Sir Halley Stewart Trust, mainly regarding grant extensions and expense claims; correspondence with her supervisor, Dr Harold Stewart, regarding advice on publications and talks, including draft notes for a talk given at the College of General Practitioners, 1962, and notes for annual departmental reports.

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K/PP149/2/2/4

1959-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to a clinical trial for pain relieving drugs, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence, notes, reports, notes, patient cards and summary charts on a double-blind clinical trial undertaken at St Joseph's Hospice, designed to establish whether (aspirin-based) 'Solphin' and (codeine-based) 'Codis' had a supplementary therapeutic role when used with 'Nepenthe' to alleviate pain in terminal cancer patients. Files include correspondence with Reckitt & Sons, 1959-1963, manufacturers of 'Solphin' and 'Codis', with notes on the design of the trial, discussion of the trial placebo, the trial's progress and final results.

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K/PP149/2/2/5

1959-1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to long-term chronically ill patients, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Case notes, patient histories and correspondence relating to long-term chronically ill patients under Cicely Saunders' care, St Joseph's Hospice. File includes: a transcribed conversation between Saunders and a patient; Hospice newsletters, 1960; related published articles, including a copy of The Almoner journal, April 1962. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2037.

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K/PP149/2/2/6

1959-1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to Saunders' doctoral research at St Luke's Hospital, Bayswater, London

Correspondence, meeting minutes, notes and reports referring to Cicely Saunders' visits to St Luke's Hospital, 1958-1959, as part of her doctoral research, St Mary's Hospital Medical School, London. File chiefly relates to the St Luke's Medical Committee decision to terminate Saunders' access to the Hospital and the subsequent reaction of St Luke's staff and her former colleagues. File also includes copies of reports, 1893-1914, on St Luke's by Howard Barrett (1842-1921), its original founder.

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K/PP149/2/2/7

1959-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: research data relating to patients at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Statistics, graphs and notes on patients studied by Cicely Saunders at St Joseph's Hospice, including their duration of stay, age, gender and symptoms. Also observations and results of a clinical drugs trial for the respiratory stimulant amiphenazole, data on patients who had reported insufficient pain relief, and notes on patients with chronic persistent pain. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/8

1959-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: correspondence with Dr A N Exton Smith relating to a survey of terminally ill patients

Correspondence between Cicely Saunders and gerontologist Dr Arthur Norman Exton Smith (1920-1990), chiefly relating to Smith's survey of 220 patients during their terminal illness in hospital. File also includes related copy letters from Smith to Dr Leonard Colebrook, the draft survey results, and offprint of Smith's article, 'Feeding elderly patients', published in Nutrition, 1963.

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K/PP149/2/2/9

1959-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: case notes for Saunders' patients, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Detailed personal files on patients cared for by Cicely Saunders, St Joseph's Hospice, including medical histories, correspondence with patients' relatives and medical professionals, some transcripts of conversations with patients on topics including their symptoms, their pain, and their experiences of hospice care. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2048.

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K/PP149/2/2/10

1959-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to Saunders' MD thesis, 'The control of pain in terminal cancer'

Research papers, correspondence, reports, draft thesis chapters and abstracts, lists of references and articles relating to research for Cicely Saunders' unsubmitted MD thesis, 'The control of pain in terminal cancer'. File includes correspondence, 1960-1966, with Prof Harold Stewart, her supervisor at St Mary's Hospital Medical School, on the progress of the thesis, drug pharmacology, and article submissions. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2050.

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K/PP149/2/2/11

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of recorded conversations between Saunders and patients at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Typescript transcripts of recorded conversations between Cicely Saunders and patients, St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their experiences of pain, symptoms, life in a hospital ward, attitudes towards death and religious faith. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/12

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames A-C, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/13

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames D-F, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/14

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames G-J, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/15

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames K-M, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/16

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames N-Q, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/17

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames R-T, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/18

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: transcripts of interviews with patients with surnames U-Z, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Transcripts of recorded interviews conducted by Cicely Saunders with patients at St Joseph's Hospice, on topics including their pain, their symptoms and their attitudes to death. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/19

1960-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: patient records and interview transcripts, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence, patients' record sheets and histories, lists, reports and interview transcripts relating to patients under Cicely Saunders' care, St Joseph's Hospice. Correspondents include patients, their relatives and other medical practitioners. The file also includes notes and autobiographical narratives by patients. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/20

1960-1979

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to Saunders' patient, Antoni Michniewicz, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence, notes and case notes relating to Antoni Michniewicz, a terminally ill patient under Cicely Saunders' care at St Joseph's Hospice, with whom she developed a close friendship. File includes: case notes and related correspondence; Saunders' own notes on conversations with Michniewicz, July-August 1960; her notes on her grief at his death; letters from Saunders to her friend, Elizabeth 'Betty' West about Michniewicz, 1960; letters to Saunders from Michniewicz's daughter, Anna Cole (née Michniewicz), 1977-1979, with family news.

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K/PP149/2/2/21

c. 1961, 1977

Papers of Cicely Saunders: statistical reports on patients in St Joseph's Hospice, London

Statistical reports on patient care in St Joseph's Hospice, including summary information on diagnoses, length of stay, common symptoms and the use of diamorphine [heroin].

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K/PP149/2/2/22

[1962-1965]

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes on published sources used in Saunders' research

Bibliographies and lists of sources used by Cicely Saunders for her research.

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K/PP149/2/2/23

1963-1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to Saunders' research on pain conducted at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence, notes and statistics relating to Cicely Saunders' MD research on pain, conducted at St Joseph's Hospice. File includes comparative studies on patients' duration of stay, treatments, and the dosages of patients treated with diamorphine. Also correspondence, 1964-1965, with Saunders' typist, Mrs Telford, on the preparation of statistics using punch-card data. Sensitive personal data in the file is CLOSED for review in 2049.

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K/PP149/2/2/24

c 1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: data on individual patients, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Manuscript tables of data on patients in St Joseph's Hospice, including name, age, gender and drug treatment. Also notes on confusion experienced by patients prescribed diamorphine. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/2/25

c 1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: Saunders' draft MD thesis, 'The control of pain in terminal cancer'

Typescript draft of Cicely Saunders' (unsubmitted) MD thesis, 'The control of pain in terminal cancer'. It summarises her work at St Joseph's Hospice, 1958-1965, treating over 1800 patients and compiling detailed notes on 1100 of those patients. In her thesis Saunders sought to determine which available narcotics provided the most effective pain relief and to define the parameters of pain experienced by patients, including the mental pain associated with terminal cancer. File also includes appendices of tables detailing the results of clinical trials on the effectiveness of diamorphine and the incidence of drug dependence, transcripts of recorded interviews with patients and research references. Sensitive personal data in the file is CLOSED for review in 2049.

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K/PP149/2/3/1-35: Background research papers, 1925-1977


K/PP149/2/3/1

1925-1967

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background information on theological and philosophical approaches to death

Articles, press cuttings, pamphlets and notes relating to theological and philosophical attitudes to death and dying. File includes sermons, notes on published texts and seminar papers, including 'Concerning ministerial service to the dying' by Alfred Worcester, Episcopal Theological School, Cambridge, 1925, and 'A course entitled 'The medical attitude': an orientation in the foundations of medical thought' by Otto E Guttentag, published in The Journal of Medical Education, October 1960.

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K/PP149/2/3/2

1948-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: letters and related papers concerning bereavement and grief

Personal correspondence, articles, notes and press cuttings relating to bereavement and grief considered from medical and spiritual perspectives, including obituaries and letters of condolence after the death of Cicely Saunders' father, (Philip) Gordon Saunders, 1961. Sensitive personal data in the file is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/3/3

1948-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: correspondence and related papers concerning the treatment of pain

Correspondence, offprint articles and press cuttings relating to types of pain and methods of pain relief, including correspondence between Cicely Saunders and Peter Nathan, Neurological Research Unit, Medical Research Council, 1960, relating to pain relieving injections for chronically ill patients, St Joseph's Hospice. Offprint articles include 'Relief of pain in incurable cancer' by R M Maher, published in The Lancet, January 1948, and 'Intrathecal chlorocresol in treatment of pain in cancer', also by Maher, published in The Lancet, May 1963. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2048.

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K/PP149/2/3/4

1951-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and background research material on analgesic drugs

Manuscript notes, press cuttings and published articles relating to analgesics (painkilling drugs) and their uses, including: lists of drugs used at St Joseph's Hospice, London; notes on 'Sernyl' (a brand of phencyclidine, also known as PCP), articles on analgesics, pain management and drug trials.

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K/PP149/2/3/5

1953-1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and articles on placebo treatments in clinical medicine

Published articles and manuscript notes relating to research on the uses of placebos in clinical medicine, including article, 'Placebo: its use and abuse' by A Barham Carter, published in The Lancet, October 1953.

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K/PP149/2/3/6

1953-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background information on the care of geriatric patients

Reports, articles and booklets on geriatric care, including a booklet, 'Caring for the elderly' by Thomas Rudd (London, Catholic Truth Society, 1956), and 'Mental health problems of aging and the aged: sixth report of the expert committee on mental health', produced by the World Health Organization, 1959.

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K/PP149/2/3/7

1954-1961

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research on the care of the chronically ill

Typescript notes and article offprints relating to the care and social well-being of patients with chronic diseases, including notes on 'Care of the chronic sick' by Professor A P Thompson, in Proceeding of the Royal Society of Medicine, April 1950.

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K/PP149/2/3/8

1954-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research on general medical topics

Articles, manuscript notes and press cuttings on general medical topics including: 'The natural history of error', by William B Bean, published in Transactions of the Association of American Physicians, 1959; 'Presidential Address to the British Medical Association' by Prince Philip, published in British Medical Journal, October 1959; 'Psychosomatic medicine and the brain-mind relationship' by Lord Brain, The Lancet, August 1964.

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K/PP149/2/3/9

1954-1970

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research on psychiatry and psychology

Articles, notes and press cuttings relating to psychiatry and psychology, chiefly in the context of care for the terminally ill, including: 'Psychology applied to nursing', by Doreen Weddell, Nursing Times, 1954-1955; 'The dying patient's grief' by C Knight Aldrich, in The Journal of the American Medical Association, May 1963; 'Psychiatric management of operative syndromes: 1. the therapeutic consultation and the effect of noninterpretive Intervention' by Thomas P Hackett and Avery D Wiseman, published in Psychosomatic Medicine, July-August 1960.

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K/PP149/2/3/10

1955-1967

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to the teaching of medical students

Correspondence, notes, articles and related papers relating to ward-based teaching for medical students, including requests for visits and work placements at St Christopher's Hospice, annotated curricula for Yale Medical School and St Thomas' Hospital Medical School and articles including 'A clinical approach to the teaching of social medicine: an evaluation of an experimental method' by W W Holland et al, published in The Lancet, March 1966.

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K/PP149/2/3/11

1956-1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: collected poems, quotations and articles

Notes, press cuttings and published articles relating to the texts of poems, quotations and essays arranged by Cicely Saunders under the headings 'Age and infirmity', 'Religious' and 'Shortish quotes'. File includes: published articles by Richard Asher 'Why are medical journals so dull?', in British Medical Journal, August 1958, and 'Making sense' [on the importance of medical language and communication], The Lancet, September 1959; Who live in unity by Laurence Whistler (London, William Heinemann, 1944); anonymous poem, 'Sermon on the Mount'.

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K/PP149/2/3/12

1956-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research on religion and healing

Reports, articles and transcripts of sermons and lectures concerning religion and healing, including 'Non-religious participation in Salvation within the clinical event' by Dr R A Lambourne, (undated), and a report by the Archbishops' Commission, 'The Church's Ministry of Healing', 1958.

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K/PP149/2/3/13

1956-1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to the use of amiphenazole

Manuscript notes, correspondence, reprints and reports relating to the use of the respiratory stimulant amiphenazole (daptazole) as an analgesic and as a treatment for morphine addiction. File includes article, 'Treatment of certain side-effects of morphine' by G Christie et al, British Medical Journal, March 1958, and correspondence with Dr F C Maddox concerning the possibility of using amiphenazole to treat opium addiction in a mission hospital in Thailand, July 1960.

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K/PP149/2/3/14

1957-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research material on religious approaches to death

Manuscript and typescript notes, published articles and press cuttings relating to religious writing about death, including: extracts from the works of metaphysical poet John Donne (1572-1631); pamphlet, 'The relief of pain' by Pope Pius XII (London, Catholic Truth Society, 1957); notes on the religious foundation and work of the chaplain at St Christopher's Hospice; notes on St Luke's House annual reports for 1893-1907.

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K/PP149/2/3/15

1957-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: information on drugs, A-M

Brochures, booklets, leaflets, articles and letters from pharmaceutical companies providing information on drugs, chiefly branded pharmaceutical drugs.

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K/PP149/2/3/16

1957-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: information on drugs, N-R

Brochures, booklets, magazine advertisements and articles providing information on drugs. File also includes contains letters from pharmaceutical companies concerning deliveries.

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K/PP149/2/3/17

1957-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: information on drugs, S-Z

Brochures and leaflets providing information on drugs. File also includes correspondence about the antipsychotic drug, Veractil.

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K/PP149/2/3/18

1957-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and background information on clinical research and other topics

Manuscript notes and published articles chiefly on clinical research and the influence of emotions on health, including articles 'The human heritage' by Sir Heneage Ogilvie, The Lancet, 1957 and 'Physician and scientist' by Sir George Pickering, British Medical Journal, 1964.

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K/PP149/2/3/19

1958-1963

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background information on tranquilisers

Published articles and notes on clinical trials, assessments and use of tranquilisers and sedatives, including articles 'Pharmacology of tranquilising drugs' by Marthe Vogt, British Medical Journal, October 1958, and 'Trials of perphenazine in the prevention of post-operative vomiting' by C F Scurr and D S Robbie, British Medical Journal, April 1958.

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K/PP149/2/3/20

1958-1964

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background information on religion and medicine

Published articles, press cuttings and related papers on religion and medicine, including: manuscript notes by Saunders; typescript text of lecture, 'Healing and religion', given by Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, at the National Hospital, Queen Square, 1964; article, 'Church and doctor in the welfare state' by H Wallace Bird, published in Nursing Times, 1959; issue of Methodist journal Contact, entitled 'Pastoral encounter', 1964.

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K/PP149/2/3/21

1958-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to the design and conduct of clinical trials

Notes, reports, published articles, correspondence and draft forms relating to clinical drug trials, including: draft and typed pain monitoring sheets and recorded responses for two test participants, 1959; report, 1960, and test card relating to trials for analgesic pimodine ethanesulphonate; letter from Bayer Products, 1961, on the testing of two laxatives; notes by Saunders on trial design; published articles on clinical trials and the ethical considerations involved, including 'Clinical research in Britain: a survey by The Lancet', published in The Lancet, 1963, and 'Ethics of human experimentation', from the British Medical Journal, 1964. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2050.

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K/PP149/2/3/22

1958-1977

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and related papers on pain

Manuscript notes, correspondence, symposium papers and published articles relating to research on pain considered from clinical and philosophical perspectives. File includes: draft review by Saunders of a book by F Dudley Hart (editor), The treatment of chronic pain, 1974; papers presented at a symposium on pain, Royal Australian College of Physicians, Canberra, 1974; correspondence with Dr Janet Hazell, 1977, concerning Hazell's request for Saunders' opinion on an enclosed research proposal, 'Patients with protected pain' by Janet Hunt, Senior Nursing Officer, London Hospital.

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K/PP149/2/3/23

1959-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: papers relating to Saunders' research for articles and lectures entitled, 'Care for the dying'

Notes, published articles and press cuttings relating to Cicely Saunders' series of articles, 'Care for the Dying', first published in the Nursing Times, 1959, subsequently revised and republished by Nursing Times, 1976. File includes summaries of interviews on the treatment of the terminally ill conducted with medical professionals including the Matron at St Luke's Hospital, Bayswater; comparisons of drug regimens in homes for the dying, including St Luke's Hospital, Hostel of God, Clapham and St Columba's Hospital; notes on medical literature.

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K/PP149/2/3/24

1959-1967

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and related papers on addiction and its treatment

Published articles, press cuttings and typescript notes on addiction and addiction treatment, including: notes on Spelthorne St Mary, a residential women's addiction treatment centre, Egham, Surrey; 'The United Nations and narcotic drugs: half a century of successful struggle against crime, disease and social affliction', published by the United Nations, 1960; 'Pharmacological aspects of addiction to morphine and other drugs' by Dr C W M Wilson, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1965.

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K/PP149/2/3/25

1960-1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes on mental and emotional distress

Manuscript notes by Cicely Saunders, chiefly on mental and emotional distress and patient care, including quotations from various authors, and detailed notes on the book, The Knowledge of Man, 1965, by Austrian philosopher Martin Buber (1878-1965).

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K/PP149/2/3/26

1960-1975

Papers of Cicely Saunders: letters and related papers on bereavement

Correspondence, reports, articles and press cuttings on bereavement and grief. File includes letters received from friends including Elizabeth 'Betty' West [known as ESW] following the deaths of Cicely Saunders' patient and friend Antoni Michniewicz, in 1960, and the death of her father, Gordon Saunders, in 1961. Also article, 'Mortality of bereavement', by W Dewi Rees and Sylvia G Lutkins, British Medical Journal, 1967.

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K/PP149/2/3/27

c 1960

Papers of Cicely Saunders: extracts from Oil and wine by George Tyrell

Typescript extracts from Oil and wine (Longmans, Green & Co, 1911) by excommunicated Catholic theologian George Tyrell (1861-1909).

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K/PP149/2/3/28

1961-1965

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and related background papers on suffering and death

Notes, press cuttings and published articles on suffering and death, including: notes by Cicely Saunders on 'Society's obligation to the dying'; notes by Saunders on authors including Soren Kierkegaard, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and Austin Farrer; article by Saunders, 'the treatment of intractable pain', published in The union of St Luke, 1965; articles from Nursing Times and Saturday Evening Post.

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K/PP149/2/3/29

1962-1975

Papers of Cicely Saunders: correspondence and related papers on the uses of LSD and hypnotherapy for pain relief

Correspondence, notes, reports and published articles relating to research into the uses of hypnosis and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for pain relief, including: correspondence, 1965-1966, with Professor Willis W Harman, Stanford, USA, concerning his researching on LSD and its potential use for cancer patients; article by Bertha Philips Rodger, 'Hypnosis in anesthesia: some psychological considerations', published in American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 1962; article, 'Study of lysergic acid diethylamide as an analgesic agent' by Eric C Kast and Vincent J Collins, in Journal of the International Anesthesia Research Society, 1964.

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K/PP149/2/3/30

c 1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes on uncertainty and fear in the terminally ill

Manuscript notes on fear and uncertainty as experienced by terminally ill patients, including observations made by Cicely Saunders in St Joseph's Hospice, London, notes on her personal religious beliefs and on death, and notes on medical literature, including a Lancet article, 'Death of the mind', 1950. File also includes notes on the needs of the dying patient, and the expectations placed upon their medical carers.

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K/PP149/2/3/31

c. 1962

Papers of Cicely Saunders: extracts from published works on the significance of time

Typescript extracts from books on the philosophical meaning of time, including The immense journey, by Loren Eiseley, 1958, and The firmament of time, also by Eiseley, 1961, and Virginia Woolf's 1947 essay, 'On being ill'.

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K/PP149/2/3/32

c 1963- 1970

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes and related papers on opiates, chiefly diamorphine

Manuscript notes, correspondence and published articles, chiefly relating to research on the clinical use of diamorphine (heroin), including data on Cicely Saunders' patients in St Joseph's Hospice, London, notes on published articles on opiates, copies of Saunders' article 'Drugs in the treatment of the dying', published in in Drug and Therapeutic Bulletin, 1964. Sensitive personal data in the file is CLOSED for review in 2047.

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K/PP149/2/3/33

1964-1970

Papers of Cicely Saunders: reports and articles on terminal care

Articles, surveys and reports on aspects of care of the terminally ill, including an article by Cicely Saunders, 'The need for institutional care for the patient with advanced cancer', published by the Cancer Institute, Madras, 1964, and a series of reports on the management of terminal illness produced by a postal symposium run by Smith & Nephew Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 1969-1970.

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K/PP149/2/3/34

1966-1968

Papers of Cicely Saunders: background research on the surgical treatment of pain

Articles and reports relating to the surgical treatment of pain, including '4 years' pain clinic experience' by Mark Swerdow, published in Anaesthia, October 1967, and report, 'Psychological factors influencing the amount of pain after operations' by L D Egbert, S J Lamdin and T P Hackett, (undated).

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K/PP149/2/3/35

nd

Papers of Cicely Saunders: notes on drugs and ethics

Brief notes by Cicely Saunders (possibly made during a conference) on pain relieving drugs, including enkephalins, and notes on the legal aspects of the medical use of drugs.

1 item (4pp)


K/PP149/2/4/1-7: Correspondence and papers relating to St Joseph's Hospice, London, 1958-1976 (Cicely Saunders worked at the hospice, 1958-1965, during her clinical studies at St Mary's Hospital, London, and was an honorary consultant 1967-1973)


K/PP149/2/4/1

1961-1973

Papers of Cicely Saunders: general correspondence, A-C, relating to Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Letters of thanks from relatives of former patients. Also correspondence relating to requests for admissions, invitations to give talks, visits to the hospice, and work at St Christopher's Hospice. File also includes correspondence, 1965, with Walter Russell Brain, 1st Baron Brain (1895-1966), on the legal status of diamorphine, and correspondence with pharmaceutical company Bayer Products on clinical trials for analgesics, 1964. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2057.

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K/PP149/2/4/2

1958-1969

Papers of Cicely Saunders: general correspondence, D-G, relating to Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence chiefly relating to patients under Cicely Saunders' care, including requests for admissions and letters of thanks from relatives. Also discussions of drug use with pharmaceutical companies, and correspondence, 1963-1964, with Brig Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes (1892-1973), concerning trials of a new bed pad at St Joseph's. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2053.

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K/PP149/2/4/3

1961-1966

Papers of Cicely Saunders: general correspondence, H-L, relating to Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Letters of thanks from relatives of former patients. Also correspondence concerning medical advice, drug deliveries, requests for data, and Saunders' photographs of patients. File also includes brief notes by Saunders on the representation of St Joseph's in a television play, 'I want to go home', by Bernard Kops, 1963. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2050.

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K/PP149/2/4/4

1959-1973

Papers of Cicely Saunders: general correspondence, M-R, relating to Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence chiefly relating to Cicely Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice including requests for admissions, letters of thanks from relatives, requests for medical advice, comment on the planning and early years of Christopher's Hospice, and personal correspondence with former St Joseph's colleagues. File also includes correspondence, 1961-1965, with Nicholas Laboratories Ltd, concerning the clinical testing of analgesics. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2057.

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K/PP149/2/4/5

1962-1969

Papers of Cicely Saunders: general correspondence, S-Z, relating to Saunders' work at St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence chiefly relating to the care of individual patients. Also admissions requests, enquiries concerning former patients, drug regimens and donations for St Christopher's Hospice. File also includes correspondence, 1962, with Ministry of Health deputy chief medical officer Albertine Winner, concerning prescriptions at St Joseph's. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2053.

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K/PP149/2/4/6

1961-1973

Papers of Cicely Saunders: correspondence with the Reverend Mother, St Joseph's Hospice, London

Correspondence with the Reverend Mother of St Joseph's Hospice, chiefly relating to Cicely Saunders' honorary consultancy at St Joseph's, 1967-1973, and to the hospice's administration, including changes to the keeping of drug records and the introduction of regular meetings for all physicians. File also includes invitations, greetings cards, and a photograph of St Joseph's, c 1966. File includes sensitive personal data and is CLOSED for review in 2057.

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K/PP149/2/4/7

1963-1976

Papers of Cicely Saunders: printed publicity material for St Joseph's Hospice, London

Brochures, leaflets and newsletters relating to St Joseph's Hospice. File also includes: letters and greeting cards from Cicely Saunders' former colleagues at the hospice; copy of Saunders' article 'The last stages of life', published in Catholic journal Recover, 1968; St Joseph's Hospice occasional papers, 'Euthanasia' by Dr R Lamerton, c 1969, and 'Jewish and Muslim teaching concerning death', by Abdul Baqui, B Joseph and M Levenstein, c 1969.

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