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Fulton, Forrest (1913-1971)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/177
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Fulton, Forrest (1913-1971)
Date(s): 1942-1968
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 7 boxes
Name of creator(s): Fulton | Forrest | 1913-1971 | Professor of Virology
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Educated Westminster School and Pembroke College Oxford; Following clinical course at London Hospital, graduated BM, BCh Joins Emergency Public Health Laboratory Service, Oxford, 1939; Transferred to National Institute of Medical Research, Hampstead, working on vaccine against scrub typhus, 1942. DM, 1945; Appointed to readership in bacteriology at LSHTM, 1949; Appointed to Chair of virology, LSHTM, 1959; Elected FRCPath, 1967. Died unexpectedly on 27 Dec 1971 following a year or so of ill-health. Further details may be found in obituary notices in the British Medical Journal, 1972, I, p. 116, 317, and The Lancet 1972, I, 155


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Forrest Fulton including records of work during Second World War on typhus and marasmus; teaching files for Diploma of Bacteriology and other courses at the LSHTM, material on research and administration, published and unpublished writings, 1950s-1960s.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

A. Work with the Medical Research Council during Second World War B. Teaching files for courses at LSHTM C. Committees and administration D. Correspondence, 1969-1970 E. Writings, published and unpublished F. Research/reference files, miscellaneous.

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 files were received as a gift from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where Fulton had been Professor of Virology, in September 1994. According to information received from the LSHTM, many of his papers were taken by the relevant Government Department after his death since they were said to be covered by the Official Secrets Act: it is possible that he was involved with research connected to biological warfare.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See Archives and Manuscripts Department, Wellcome Library collections on virology: SA/ESV, GC/14, GC/153, GC/168, GC/177, GC/253, GC/267. Also collections relating to bacteriology: PP/COL, PP/CRA, PP/GSW, PP/HAR, PP/VAN, SA/AMC, SA/HIS, SA/LIS, GC/4, 12, 33, 70, 130, 170, 177, 180, 200, 221, 278, RAMC, WA/BSR, WA/PHO. Also Wellcome Library sources leaflets: no. 6: War Medicine and Health before 1920, no. 1: Tropical Medicine.

Publication note:

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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