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Prausnitz-Giles, Carl, 1876-1963

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/33
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Prausnitz-Giles, Carl, 1876-1963
Date(s): 1930-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Giles | Carl | Prausnitz- | 1876-1963 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Prausnitz studied in England 1905-1908 (his mother was English), and in 1933 emigrated to England from Germany, where he had been Professor of Hygiene and Bacteriology at Breslau. He became a general practitioner at Ventnor, Isle of Wight. In 1939 he became a British citizen and added his mother's maiden name to his own. Further details of his career can be found in the obituary in GC/33/4, also Who Was Who Vol VI and obituaries in the British Medical Journal and the Lancet.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Carl Prausnitz-Giles including memorandum on the teaching of hygiene in the German Empire, 1930; lecture 'In Quest of Allergy', 1959; notes; obituary.

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:

In 1977 Dr Christopher Giles of Stoke-on-Trent presented a collection of his father's books and papers to the Wellcome Institute Library. This collection was transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1980 and found to consist mainly of printed books and reprints, which were therefore transferred to the relevant sections of the Library, leaving a small amount of 'archival' material.

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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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