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Gilpin, Archibald (1906-1959)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/84
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Gilpin, Archibald (1906-1959)
Date(s): 1923-1959
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Gilpin | Archibald | 1906-1959 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Archibald Gilpin qualified in medicine at King's College Medical School. In 1931 he was awarded the Ferrier Prize. In 1933 he had a travelling scholarship to study renal pathology under L Aschoff in Freiburg. In 1935 he was appointed junior physician, morbid anatomist, and curator of the museum at King's College Hospital. He held the post of Harveian Librarian at the Royal College of Physicians, and was archivist to the Society of Apothecaries. For further biographical details see Munk's Roll Vol V, pp.151-152.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Archibald Gilpin including notebooks, 1923; case notes; writings, 1930s-1940s; and papers on clinical trials of cortisone.

Access & Use

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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.

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.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These items were presented to the Wellcome Institute Library in 1960 by Dr Gilpin's widow, who was an Institute employee. Works on medical history collected by him were also given by her to the Library.

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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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