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Chalke, Herbert Davies (1897-1979)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/200
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Chalke, Herbert Davies (1897-1979)
Date(s): 1924-[1980]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 10 boxes
Name of creator(s): Chalke | Herbert Davies | 1897-1979 | Medical Officer of Health
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Herbert Davies Chalke worked as a Medical Officer of Health (MOH) in North Wales, Dorset, Hampstead and Camberwell from 1930-1963, and was in charge of the 1933 investigation into tuberculosis in South Wales. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps as Assistant Director of Medical Services to the Allied Forces in North Africa, and Senior Hygiene Officer, Italy. In 1945 returned to his job as MOH in Hampstead. After his retirement in 1963 he became involved in work on alcoholism, and was one of the founders and the first editor of The Bulletin of Alcoholism in 1963.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Herbert Davies Chalke, 1924-[1980] including lecture notes, papers and publications, including re alcoholism, TB, care of the elderly, and food safety. Also papers re service with RAMC in North Africa.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A Biographical Material
B Army and Wartime Material
C Teaching Files
D Publications
E Lecture Notes
F Tuberculosis
G Alcoholism
H Health Education Notebooks and Photograph Album

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.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in June 1996 from the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, where they had been placed on permanent loan by Mrs Kathleen Chalke in 1979.

Allied Materials

Related material:

In the Wellcome Library: A paper by Chalke is held in the Western Manuscripts sequence as MS.1544. Papers relating to his wartime service are found in the muniments collection of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC/651).

Publication note:

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:
Feb 2009

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