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Anderson, Donald Drysdale fl 1930

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/3
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Anderson, Donald Drysdale fl 1930
Date(s): 1930
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Anderson | Donald Drysdale | fl c 1930


Administrative/Biographical history:

Donald Drysdale Anderson was a Medical Officer of Health on the West African Medical Staff in the early 1930s. He disappears from the Medical Directory and the Medical Register in 1935. He served in Mauritius and Mexico as well as Nigeria. This report was undertaken on the basis of rumours that certain towns on the Oyo and Abeokuta Provinces of Nigeria were endemic centres of yellow fever, to estimate the cost of sanitating these towns with a view to eradicating this disease. In the Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene for 1931, Anderson published an article 'On mosquito-borne disease in South Nigeria', presumably based on these same investigations.


Scope and content/abstract:

'Report on Sanitary Investigation in Oyo and Abeokuta Provinces, 1930': to the Director of the Medical and Sanitary Service, Lagos, Nigeria. Typescript with photos and charts.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 box as set out above in Scope and Content.

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:

Online catalogue available.

Collection level description available on-line on the Wellcome Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Longer term provenance obscure.

Immediate source of acquisition:

his item was purchased for the Wellcome Institute Library in Tunbridge Wells in 1979 by H J M Symons, and accessioned by the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in 1981. Its provenance prior to that is obscure.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry copied from Wellcome online catalogue by Barbara Ball.

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:
August 2008

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