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SPRAWSON, Maj Gen Sir Cuthbert Allan (1877-1956)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0099 KCLMA Sprawson
Held at: Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, King's College London
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Full title: SPRAWSON, Maj Gen Sir Cuthbert Allan (1877-1956)
Date(s): Created [1938]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s):


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1877; educated at King's College School and King's College Hospital, London; Lt, Indian Medical Service, 1900; service in Waziristan, North West Frontier, India, 1901-1902; Capt, 1903; Maj, 1911; Professor of Medicine, Allahabad University, India, 1913-1923; served in World War One, 1914-1918; temporary Lt Col, Indian Medical Service, 1917-1919; Consulting Physician, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1916-1918; Lt Col, 1919; awarded CIE, 1919; Col, 1929; Professor of Medicine and Principal, King George's Medical College, Lucknow University, India, 1926; Dean of the Medical Faculty, Lucknow University, 1926; Maj Gen, 1930; Surgeon General to Government of Madras, India, 1930-1935; Director General, Indian Medical Service, 1933-1937; Honorary Physician to the King, 1933-1937; President, Medical Council of India, 1934-1937; Knighted, 1936; retired 1937; died 1956. Publications: A guide to the use of tuberculin, with Archer William Ross Cochrane (J Bale, Sons and Danielsson, London, 1915); Moore's manual of family medicine and hygiene for India (Churchill, London, 1916); Consumption: treatment at home and rules for living. Adapted for India (Butterworth, Calcutta, India, 1917); Beri-beri in the Mesopotamian Force [1918].


Scope and content/abstract:

Typescript memoir entitled '37 years in the IMS [Indian Medical Service]', [1938], notably concerning the treatment of tuberculosis in India, 1910-1937, service in Waziristan, North West Frontier, India, 1901-1902, prison service, Jhansi, 1906-1907, and service in World War One with the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force, 1916-1918, 304 pps.

Access & Use

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System of arrangement:

1 file

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be provided for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

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Summary guide available on-line at

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Placed in the Centre by the family in 1997

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Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 1999

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