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LUMSDEN, WH Russell (b 1914)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0809 Lumsden
Held at: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Full title: LUMSDEN, WH Russell (b 1914)
Date(s): 1941-1950
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 3 boxes, 1 oversize item
Name of creator(s): Lumsden | W H Russell | b 1914 | scientist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

W H Russell Lumsden was born, 1914; graduated in science and medicine from the University of Glasgow; studied tropical medicine and hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and worked as a research fellow in the Department of Parasitology and Entomology. During World War Two he served in malaria field laboratories of the Royal Army Medical Corps and then spent a year with Patrick Buxton becoming Medical Research Council Senior Fellow in Buxton's department, 1946-1947; joined the Yellow Fever Research Institute at Entebbe, Uganda where he remained until he became Director of the East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organisation (EATRO) from 1957 to 1963. Lumsden was Chair of Medical Protozoology 1968-1979.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of W H Russell Lumsden, 1941-1950, comprise material on a Malaria survey of Transjordan in 1941-1942 by No. 3 Malaria Field Laboratory, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and a subsequent report.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged within one series.

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:

Deposited by W H R Lumsden 14 May 1947.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Glasgow University Archive Services, 1933-87: student notes, memoir and papers.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Victoria Killick, LSHTM Archivist and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer. 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 (Kegan Paul Limited, 2001).

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:
February 2008

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