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CORKILL, Norman Lace (1898-1966)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0809 Corkhill
Held at: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Full title: CORKILL, Norman Lace (1898-1966)
Date(s): c1939-c1966
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of creator(s): Corkill | Norman Lace | 1898-1966 | nutrionist and zoologist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 11 Jun 1898; educated Liverpool Institute and Liverpool University; served King's (Liverpool) Regiment, 1915-1919; qualified MB, ChB, University of Liverpool, 1925; MD (Liverpool), 1926; worked in Iraq Health Service, 1927-1930; Professor of Zoology, Royal College of Medicine of Iraq; Civil Staff Surgeon, Baghdad; worked in Sudan Medical Service (SMS), 1930-1946; served in Sudan Defence Force and Royal Army Medical Corps, Mirala (appointed Lt Col), World War Two, 1940-1944; Medical Officer of Health, Khartoum, 1944; Assistant Director (Public Health) SMS, 1945-1946; Senior Lecturer in Tropical Hygiene, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 1946-1948; Quarantine Expert, Saudi Arabia, 1948-1950; Short Term Consultant in Nutrition, World Health Organization (WHO), 1951; Health Adviser, Aden Protectorate Health Service, 1951-1952; WHO. Nutritionist, Teheran, 1962-1963; died 26 Sep, 1966. Publications: Snakes and Snake Bite in Iraq (1932); The Feeding of Sudanese Infants (1946); contributions on tropical medicine and ophiology.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Norman Lace Corkill, c1939-1965 (mostly undated), consisting of a collection of articles by other authors used by Corkill in his work with particular reference to the geography and health of the Arabian area; articles and notes by Corkill concerning nutrition, diet, vitamin deficiency, and disorders and diseases caused by poor nutrition; detailed surveys and breakdown of nutritional content of the local diet and household expenditure on food; reports and documentation on WHO Project Iran, and the Aden Protectorate Health Service; detailed reports by Corkill on his examination of Prisoner of War camps in the Sudan, World War Two and a study of the Nuba community. Also includes correspondence and research relating to a study of folk medicine in Iran carried out in 1966 and nutrition surveys of Iran.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Arabic and French.

System of arrangement:

Arranged into three series: Research papers (Corkill/01); Nutrition surveys in Iran (Corkill/02) and correspondence concerning the paper on 'Tradition and health in Iran with special reference to nutrition and mothers and children' (Corkhill/03).

Conditions governing access:

This collection is open for consultation. Please contact the Archivist to arrange an appointment. All researchers must complete and sign a user registration form which signifies their agreement to abide by the archive rules. All researchers are required to provide proof of identity bearing your signature (for example, a passport or debit card) when registering. Please see website for further information at

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the School by Corkhill's widow, 1966.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Erika Gwynett and Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer. Source: Who's Who.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with 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:
Jun 2001 and February 2008

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