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Saunders-Jacobs, Emily Virginia (1900-1992)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/158
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Saunders-Jacobs, Emily Virginia (1900-1992)
Date(s): 1929-1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Jacobs | Emily Virginia | Saunders- | 1900-1992 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Dr Saunders-Jacobs, MA, MD, DPH, spent most of her career as a Medical Officer in South London. While she had experience in most of the areas covered by local government public health work, for some time she seems to have concentrated on Maternal and Child Welfare, as women doctors in public health posts often did. Later on she appears to have taken particular interest in tuberculosis and diseases of the chest.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Emily Virginia Saunders-Jacobs including correspondence, reports, circulars and other papers as Medical Officer in South London, 1920-1960s.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arrangement is as follows:
GC/158/1: Personal papers re applications, posts, etc., 1929-1964
GC/158/2: Correspondence with the BMA, 1963-1964
GC/158/3: Correspondence with other societies and organisations, 1955-1966
GC/158/4-6: Papers on tuberculosis, c 1950-1963
GC/158/-87: Various reports on thyroid tests, drug daily dosages, erythromycin, Q-fever, maternity and child welfare, out-patient clinics, 1943-1950s.

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 received by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre (now Archives and Manuscripts, Wellcome Library) from Dr Saunders-Jacobs' niece, along with a number of books (now in the Modern Medicine Collection of the Wellcome Library) found while she was clearing the house after her aunt's death. These papers were in a fairly confused state when they arrived, and are certainly not a complete record of Dr Saunders-Jacobs' career.

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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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