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Parsons, Professor Thomas Richard, 1892-1961

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/31
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Parsons, Professor Thomas Richard, 1892-1961
Date(s): 1922-1959
Level of description: Sub-fonds
Extent: 3 boxes
Name of creator(s): Parsons | Thomas Richard | 1892-1961 | physiologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

1911-1914 Demonstrator in Zoology, Birkbeck College London
1914 B.Sc London
1914-1918 Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
1918 Awarded Gedge Prize for essay 'On the Reaction of the Blood in the Body'
1919 Michael Foster Studentship
1919-1925 Demonstrator in Physiology, University of Cambridge
1921-1922 Acting Professor of Physiology, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School
1923 Fundamentals of Biochemistry in Relation to Human Physiology
1925-1927 Assistant Professor for Medical Research (Biophysics), McGill University, Montreal
1927-1929 Working under Professor Krogh in Copenhagen
1929 Returns to teaching and supervising physiology in Cambridge
1930 The Materials of Life
1934 Lectures, Reading and Examinations
1939-1945 Civilian Lecturer to HM Forces
1948-1954 Professor of Physiology, University College of Ibadan, Nigeria
1954 Part-time Lecturer in Physiology, Regent Street Polytechnic and Chelsea College.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Professor Thomas Richard Parsons, 1922-1959, including correspondence, lecture notes and memoranda, mainly 1920s-1930s.

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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 papers were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Professor Parsons' widow in 1980. A number of textbooks and other secondary material received at the same time was handed over to the Librarian.

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Description Notes

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

Rules or conventions:
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:
Mar 2009.

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