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WILLCOX, Sir William Henry (1870-1941)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0113 MS-WILLC
Held at: Royal College of Physicians
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Full title: WILLCOX, Sir William Henry (1870-1941)
Date(s): 1896, 1911-1915, 1923-1924, 1932-1941
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Willcox | Sir | William Henry | 1870-1941 | Knight | physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir W H Willcox (1870 - 1941) was Physician to St Mary's Hospital, London, where he lectured on chemical pathology, forensic medicine and related subjects. As scientific analyst and honorary medical adviser to the Home Office, he was associated with many famous criminal trials, and became widely known to the British public in the early years of the twentieth century. An account of his life is given in Philip Henry Almroth Willcox, The detective-physician: the life and work of Sir William Willcox (Heinemann Medical, London, 1970).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Sir William Henry Willcox, relating to a variety of topics: murder trials, criminal abortion, the use of insulin and the production of table salt.

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Allied Materials

Related material:

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine holds papers of Willcox relating to dietary deficiences during World War One (Ref: GC/185).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Geoffrey Yeo.

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Compiled 18 Feb 1999; modified 15 Jul 1999, 14 Jan 2002

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