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Mulligan, Hugh Waddell (1901-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 WTI/HWM
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Mulligan, Hugh Waddell (1901-1982)
Date(s): 1960s-1980s
Level of description: Collection level
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Mulligan | Hugh Waddell | 1901-1982
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hugh Waddell Mulligan, CMG, MD, DSc (1901-1982), was a Colonel in the Indian Medical Service. He was Assistant Director, Malaria Survey of India, from 1928 to 1938, interspersed with short periods as Assistant Director of the Central Research Institute and 2 years at the University of Chicago, expanding on studies into the cellular immunological reactions in malaria which he had initiated in Kasauli.

In 1938 he was appointed Director of the Pasteur Institute of Southern India, where he also worked on rabies prevention. During the Second World War he was Consultant Malariologist to the British forces in the Middle East.

After his retirement in 1947, Mulligan founded and was the first Director of the West African Institute for Trypanosomiasis Research. On his return to Britain in 1954 he became Head of the Biochemical Division of the Wellcome Research Laboratories, and was Director of Research of the Wellcome Laboratories 1960-1966; he was also Visiting Lecturer in Applied Biology and Environmental Resources at the University of Salford 1966-1976. Colonel Mulligan died in 1982.


Scope and content/abstract:

'The Indian Medical Service: a history of its medical research 1600-1947': unpublished manuscript and draft chapters. This history was apparently undertaken by Colonel Mulligan under the auspices of the Wellcome Trust, with a view to publication. Colonel Mulligan died in 1982 and his work was finished and prepared for publication by Colonel C.W.A. Searle, but was never published.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Two series: a photocopy of the typescript and typescript drafts including material not used.

Conditions governing access:

Open. The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material, after the completion of a Reader's Undertaking.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Photocopies/photographs/microfilm are supplied for private research only at the Archivist's discretion. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds, and that photographs cannot be photocopied in any circumstances. Readers are restricted to 100 photocopies in twelve months. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.

Finding aids:

Collection level description published on the Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

A photocopy of the typescript (A) was passed to the Librarian of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine by the Director of the Wellcome Trust in March 1987, and was transferred to its archives department (the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre or CMAC) in June 1991. The CMAC already held a file (B) containing draft chapters of the history which had been in the custody of the Wellcome Tropical Institute, for which it appears to have been obtained by Dr Billie Williams when she was Acting Director there (about 1985).

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
May 2008

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