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DAVSON, Hugh (1909-1996)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA K/PP98
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: DAVSON, Hugh (1909-1996)
Date(s): 1951-1980
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 8 boxes
Name of creator(s): Davson | Hugh | 1909-1996 | physiologist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1909; work in the Department of Biochemistry, University College London, 1932-1933; Research in the Department of Physiology, University College, 1933-1936; Travelling Fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1936-1937; Boit Memorial Fellow in Medical Sciences, Department of Physiology, University College, 1937-1939; Associate Professor of Physiology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1939-1942; Senior Experimental Officer, Ministry of Supply, 1942-1946; with James Danielli published pioneering work on the structure of cell membranes, 1943; Staff of Medical Research Council in collaboration with University College, 1946-1976; Research Fellow in the Department of Physiology, King's College London, 1976-1996; died, 1996. Publications: Co-authored with James Danielli, The permeability of natural membranes (Cambridge, 1943); The physiology of the eye (London, 1949); A textbook of general physiology (London, 1951); Physiology of the ocular and cerebrospinal fluids (London, 1956); Physiology of the cerebrospinal fluid (London, 1967); Co-authored with Malcolm Segal, Introduction to physiology (London, 1975-1980); Co-authored with Keasley Welch and Malcolm Segal, Physiology and pathophysiology of the cerebrospinal fluid (Edinburgh, 1987); An introduction to the blood-brain barrier (Basingstoke, 1993); edited The eye (New York, 1969-1977). He also published numerous articles in learned journals.


Scope and content/abstract:

The papers of Hugh Davson comprise correspondence, working papers and printed reports, 1950-1988; including correspondence with the Medical Research Council, notably project applications and progress reports, 1951-1978; concerning Davson's publications, with reviews, 1962-1978; with the Wellcome Trust, 1974-1980; descriptions of recent research on the eye, 1970-1978; correspondence between Davson and colleagues in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America, mainly on administrative and publishing matters, including grant applications, conference organisation and reviews of new articles and books, 1958-1980.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to the signature of a reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services.

Finding aids:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred to the Archives by Dr Davson in 1992.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Records of the Department of Physiology (Ref: KDPI, 2001 KDPI, KDP/FP).

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Geoff Browell.

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:
June 2002

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