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WILCOCKS, Charles (1896-1977)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0809 Wilcocks
Held at: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Full title: WILCOCKS, Charles (1896-1977)
Date(s): c 1927-1977
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 9 boxes
Name of creator(s): Wilcocks | Charles | 1896-1977 | Director of Bureau of Tropical Medicine
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1896, graduated Manchester University; served in World War One in Egypt and the Palestine Campaign 1915-19 (wounded at Gaza 1917); Graduating MB Ch.B in 1924; joined the East African Medical Service in 1927; became Tuberculosis Research Officer in Tanganyika in 1930; at the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (he took the DTM&H in 1941) from 1938; Director of the Bureau, 1942 to 1961; also consultant to Counties Public Health Laboratories, London, 1962-76.


Scope and content/abstract:

Reports, correspondence, publications and related papers, 1927-1977, notably including US War Department Technical Bulletins/TB Med and related correspondence; BBC radio scripts and related correspondence; Medical and sanitary data on various countries, compiled by the Medical Intelligence Branch, Preventive Medicine Division, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army; Information relating to his role as consultant, The Counties Public Health Laboratories; Publications on tuberculosis; Wilcocks' autobiography and watercolour of a typical medical officer's residence in East Africa.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged into 7 series as outlined in the Scope and Content section above.

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:

From the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases, date unknown.

Allied Materials

Related material:

LSHTM collection GB 0809 Buxton/02/04 includes notes on malaria in various countries by Buxton and Wilcocks.

Autobiography and other material at the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Tropical Medicine, reference : GC/55.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Victoria Killick, LSHTM Archivist. Sources: Prevention and Cure. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, A 20th Century Quest for Global Public Health. Lise Wilkinson and Anne Hardy. (2001). Kegan Paul Limited.

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:
August 2004

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