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Jolly, Hugh (1918-1986)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/143
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Jolly, Hugh (1918-1986)
Date(s): 1935-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 2 boxes
Name of creator(s): Jolly | Hugh | 1918-1986 | paediatrician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hugh Reginald Jolly, FRCP (1918-1986) was a paediatrician. An outline of Jolly's career follows: Qualified in medicine, 1942; worked in London (The West London Hospital, The London Hospital and the North Middlesex Hospital) and with RAMC in Britain and abroad (last posting as dermatologist to the Allied Forces in the Netherlands East Indies), 1940s; various posts, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 1948-1951; resident at the Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, USA, 1951; 1951-1960 Consultant Paediatrician, Freedom Fields Hospital, Plymouth, 1951-1960; Sexual Precocity, 1955; Consultant Paediatrician, Charing Cross Hospital, 1960-1983; Professor of Child Health, University College, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1961-1962; Diseases of Children, 1964; Paediatrician in charge at Charing Cross Hospital, 1965-1983; Visiting Professor in Child Health, Ghana Medical School, 1967-1969; columnist for The Times, 1970s; founded Child Development Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, 1971; Commonsense About Babies and Children, 1973; Book of Child Care, 1975; More Commonsense About Babies and Children, 1978; 1980 Consultant Paediatrician, British Airways, 1980; retired, 1983; The First Five Years, 1985; The Grandparents' Handbook, 1985; died 1986.


Scope and content/abstract:

Hugh Jolly collection including biographical material, followed by papers relating to his work at Charing Cross Hospital, 1960-1983; on secondment in Nigeria, 1961-1962; and as a 'media doctor' and popular author.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As set out above in Scope and Content.

Conditions governing access:

Open. 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.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were received from Christopher Jolly, Hugh Jolly's son, in September 1992.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Barbara Ball from the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
February 2009

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