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Daniel, Peter Maxwell (1910-1998)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 PP/DNL
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Daniel, Peter Maxwell (1910-1998)
Date(s): 1971-1990
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Daniel | Peter Maxwell | 1910-1998 | neuropathologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born in London 14 Nov 1910. Educated at Westminster School. MA 1940, MB BCh 1942 Cambridge, MA 1949, DM 1955 Oxford, FRCP 1963, FRCPath 1963, DSc 1961 London, FRCPsych 1971, FRCS 1973, FLS. After studying medicine at Cambridge Daniel went on to become House Physician and House Surgeon Charing Cross Hospital and then Graduate Assistant in Pathology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. He was Honorary Consultant Pathologist at the Radcliffe, 1948-1956 where he taught in Sir Hugh Cairns' neurosurgery unit. He was also Senior Research Officer University of Oxford, 1949-1956. In 1956 he was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London 1956 where he remained until his retirement in 1977. He held various other posts during his career including Honorary Consultant in Neuropathology to the Army at Home, 1952-1977, Emeritus Physician Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals from 1976, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Applied Physiology and Surgical Science, RCSEng from 1976, and Emeritus Fellow, Leverhulme Trust 1978-1980.

Daniel was an active and long-term member or honorary member of many medical and scientific societies including the British Neuropathological Society (ex-president 1963-1964), Harveian Society (ex-president 1966), Royal Society of Medicine, The Osler Club, Physiological Society, Association of British Neurologists, Medical Society of London (ex-president 1987-1988 and honorary librarian 1985-1990). Amongst the awards Daniel received were the Prosect Medal of the RCSEdin, John Hunter Medal and triennial prize of the College and the Erasmus Wilson lectureship. Daniel died on 19 November 1998.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Peter Daniel, 1971-1990, including correspondence concerning the Jenner Trust and Appeal, Physiological Society, William Gibson, and the Sir Hugh Cairns memorial, plus some notes on medical cases and Daniel's research grant applications.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The files are arranged by subject files and then general correspondence files and within those divisions in chronological order.

Conditions governing access:

The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking, with the following exceptions: PP/DNL/1 contains medical records of patients and is closed for 100 years, PP/DNL/4 contains confidential grant applications and is closed for 84 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Described in the Wellcome Library 'Online Catalogue of Western Manuscripts and Modern Papers'.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Mrs Marion Daniel, London, via John Henderson, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL on 20th September 2001.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Copied from the Wellcome Library catalogue by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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