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Wilcocks, Charles (1896-1977)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/55
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Wilcocks, Charles (1896-1977)
Date(s): 1970s
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Wilcocks | Charles | 1896-1977
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Volunteered and served with forces guarding Suez canal, 1915; Graduated and entered general practise, 1924; MB,ChB(Dist in Medicine); Tanganyika - member of Colonial Medical Service, 1927; Appointed Tuberculosis Research Officer, 1930; MD Manchester, 1932; Invalided out of the service, 1937; Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Disease London, 1938; Acting Director of the Bureau, 1942; MRCP Lond, 1943; Director of the Bureau, 1946-1961; Awarded CMG, 1952; Heath Clark lectures at University of London on aspects of medical investigation in Africa, 1960; President of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 1963-1965; Edited Bulletin of War Medicine and other publications of the Bureau; jointly responsible for 17th edition of Manson's Tropical Diseases (1972). Several other publications.


Scope and content/abstract:

Unpublished autobiography of Charles Wilcocks: 'A Tropical Doctor in Africa and London' with some associated biographical material. Contents: Chapter 1 The First World War Page 1; Chapter 2 Demobilization Page 33; Chapter 3 First Tour in Tanganyika, 1927-30 Page 41; Chapter 4 Second Tour in Tanganyika, 1927-30 Page 73; Chapter 5 Tuberculosis research Page 85; Chapter 6 Third Tour in Tanganyika, 1934-37 Page 99; Chapter 7 At the Bureau of Hygiene... Page 133; Chapter 8 Retirement from the Bureau, 1961 Page 190; Chapter 9 Interlude on greatness Page 201; Chapter 10 Personalities Page 215; Chapter 11 Conclusions Page 232; Epilogue Page 267; Bibliography Page 272.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

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:

Catalogue online on Wellcome Library website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Dr. C.J. Hackett kindly presented the volume to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in January 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Rhodes House Library, Oxford holds a diary written by Wilcocks between 1928 and June 1929 (ref. MSS. Afr.s.796).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry copied from Wellcome Library 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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