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University of London Physiological Laboratory

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 UoL/PL
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: University of London Physiological Laboratory
Date(s): 1902-1923
Level of description: Subfonds of the University of London
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Extent: 2 volumes, 4 folders and 2 envelopes
Name of creator(s): University of London | Physiological Laboratory
Detailed catalogue: Click here to view repository detailed catalogue


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Physiological Laboratory was established by the Senate in January 1902 by the allocation of rooms on the second floor of the University Building at South Kensington and by a grant for equipment. Donations for equipment and maintenance were also made by Walter Palmer, M.P. and by G.W and A. Palmer. The purpose of the Laboratory was to afford to the lecturers of the University and other duly accredited physiologists a place in which the results of current research would be presented by lectures and demonstrations; and to provide advanced students of physiology an opportunity for the prosecution of research. Courses of research lectures and demonstrations were delivered and a limited number of students were admitted as laboratory workers for advanced work.

The Laboratory was closed in September 1923 when the Senate, on the recommendation of the Finance Committee, declined to provide any further financial support.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material comprises minutes and related papers of the Physiological Laboratory Committee, the Physiological Laboratory Sub-Committee and the Physiological Laboratory Disposals Committee, a report by the Physiological Laboratory Committee and regulations for the conduct of the laboratory.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1. Committee Meeting Minutes. 2. Other Committee Papers.

Conditions governing access:

Open except for records exempt under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Special Collections Reading Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Catalogued online. A hard copy of the catalogue is available in the Special Collections reading room and a pdf is attached to the description.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999-09-01 Simon McKeon, 2011-02-16 Jane Kirby

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