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Drummond Medals

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0103 DRUMMOND
Held at: University College London
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Full title: Drummond Medals
Date(s): c1910-c1944
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 12 medals
Name of creator(s): Drummond | Sir | Jack Cecil | 1891-1952 | Knight | biochemist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Drummond was born on 12 January 1891. He was educated at the Strand School of King's College, and Queen Mary's College and King's College of the University of London. He started work as a Research Assistant in 1913 at King's College London. In 1914 he was a Research Assistant at the Biochemical Department of the Cancer Hospital Research Institute in London, where in 1918 he became a Director. In 1919 he joined University College London as a Reader in Physiological Chemistry, and in 1922 he was made Professor of Biochemistry there. He stayed at UCL till 1945. During the Second World War he was also a scientific adviser to the Ministry of Food, and an adviser on nutrition. He was Fullerian Professor of Physiology at the Royal Institution, 1942-1944. In 1946 he became Director of Research and Director of Boots Pure Drug Co Ltd. Drummond was knighted in 1944. He published numerous articles in scientific periodicals. He died on 4 August 1952.


Scope and content/abstract:

Medals and badges from various institutions etc, including war medals.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English and French

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Conditions governing reproduction:

Normal copyright restrictions apply.

Finding aids:

Handlist. Catalogued.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented to the Library at University College London.

Allied Materials

Related material:

University College London Special Collections also holds certificates of Sir Jack Drummond (Ref: MS ADD 262).

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Date(s) of descriptions:
1999, revised Aug 2001

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