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Parsons, Allan Chilcott

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/263
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Parsons, Allan Chilcott
Date(s): 1919-1936
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Parsons | Allan Chilcott | d [1946] | medical officer, Ministry of Health
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Specialist in tropical medicine, serving with the RAMC in western and southern Africa in the early 1900s; author of a chapter on Malaria in The Practice of Medicine in the the Tropics edited by W Byam and R G Archibald, 1922 (London: Henry Frowde and Hodder and Stoughton) and Report on encephalitis lethargica: being an account of further enquiries into the epidemiology and clinical features of the disease, including an analysis of over 1,250 reports on cases notified in England and Wales during 1919 and 1920, together with a comprehensive bibliography of the subject with contributions by A Salusbury MacNalty and J R Perdrau, 1922 (London: HMSO).


Scope and content/abstract:

Ministry of Health 'Office guide to records of work carried out by Allan Chilcott Parsons 1919-1936' covering his visits, inspections, inquiries and interviews, mainly relating to cases of infectious diseases (particularly meningitis, diphtheria, encephalitis lethargica, scarlet fever and poliomyelitis) tropical diseases (such as malaria) and occupational diseases (such as Baker's Dermatitis) in England, appraisals of Sanitary Officers, and welfare of hop-pickers.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item

Conditions governing access:

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This volume as given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in July 1999 by the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, Oxford, which had received in 1993.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Copies of both Parson's publications (see administrative history) are held in the Wellcome Library.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.
Details of the career of Parsons can be found in the 'Medical Directory' 1946.

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:
Jun 2008

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