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Cinchona-Institute, Amsterdam

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0809 CI
Held at: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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Full title: Cinchona-Institute, Amsterdam
Date(s): 1896-1957
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 5 boxes
Name of creator(s): Cinchona-Institute, Amsterdam x Cinchona-Instituut, Amsterdam


Administrative/Biographical history:

Cinchona-Institute was a non-profit research institute connected to the quinine industry of Holland.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cinchona-Institute, 1896-1957, comprise publications and reprinted extracts largely from medical journals concerning quinine and the treatment of various diseases including malaria. Publications, 1896-1952, largely concern quinine and its medical uses and notably include Influenza Prophylaxis Chininum (Bureau tot bevordering van het kininegebruik, Amsterdam, 1933-1934) and The Therapeutics of Malaria (Bureau for increasing the use of quinine, Amsterdam, 1933). Extracts collected from various sources, 1948-1957, notably include 'Malaria in Nigeria' by Leonard J Bruce-Chwatt of Medical Service, Medical Department, Lagos-Yaba, Nigeria, 1951; 'Malaria and its control for planters and miners' by G Macdonald, The Ross Institute Industrial Advisory Committee, Bulletin No. 7 November 1952 (revised March 1953) and also include extracts from Indian Journal of Malariology, American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and British Medical Journal.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
English, Dutch, French and German.

System of arrangement:

Arranged in original order.

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:

No additional finding aids exist.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:


Allied Materials

Related material:

LuEsther T. Mertz Library at The New York Botanical Garden contains the personal papers of Norman Taylor (1900-1967) which make reference to files on medicinal plants which were being considered for cultivation and promotion by the Cinchona-Instituut in Amsterdam.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Archives and manuscripts website at The LuEsther T. Mertz Library, The New York Botanical Garden.
Compiled by Samantha Velumyl, AIM25 cataloguer.

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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