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Craddock, Stuart (1903-1972)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 MS.8441
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Craddock, Stuart (1903-1972)
Date(s): 1909-2000
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Craddock | Stuart | 1903-1972 | physician
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Stuart Craddock was born 27 Aug 1903 at Halesworth, Suffolk. In 1921 he entered St Mary's Medical School, qualifying MRCS, LRCP in Jul 1927 and MBBS in Nov 1928. He then worked as House Surgeon in the Outpatient Department, before becoming a Research Scholar working with Alexander Fleming in the Inoculation Department. He was treated (unsuccessfully) for sinusitis by Fleming with penicillin in Jan 1929. He worked with the other Research Student, Frederick Ridley, on attempts to purify penicillin, which were abandoned in 1930, although Craddock continued to work with Fleming on aspects of penicillin until his marriage in 1931, when he left for a job as Assistant Bacteriologist at the Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories, Beckenham. In 1932 he moved to Holsworthy, Devon and became a general practitioner, remaining there until his death in 1972. He and Fleming remained close friends until the latter's death.


Scope and content/abstract:

Material relating to Stuart Craddock's research while working with Alexander Fleming, 1909-2000, in particular on penicillin and acne, a personal manuscript memoir of Fleming, and correspondence with Fleming, Lady Fleming, Ronald Hare, Prof F Bustinza of Madrid, Norman Heatley and others, also some personalia.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

As outlined in the Scope and Content.

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:

These papers were deposited in the Wellcome Library by Mrs Dorothy Priest, Craddock's daughter, in March 2007.

Allied Materials

Related material:

See Sources Guide 'Antibiotics'.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled by Sarah Drewery.

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:
Jul 2008

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