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FRANKLIN, Alfred White (1905-1984)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/PP6
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: FRANKLIN, Alfred White (1905-1984)
Date(s): 1941
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): Franklin | Alfred White | 1905-1984 | Honorary Consulting Paediatrician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born, 1905; educated, Clare College, Cambridge and St Bartholomew's Hospital, London; Lawrence Scholarship and Gold Medal, St Bartholomew's Hospital, 1933 and 1934; Temple Cross Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1934-1935; Honorary Consulting Physician, Department of Child Health, St Bartholomew's Hospital; Honorary Consulting Paediatrician, Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, London; co-founder, The Osler Club, London; President, British Society for Medical History, 1974-1976; President, International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect, 1981-1982; died, 20 September 1984.

Publications: Editor of The care of invalid and crippled children (Oxford University Press, London, 1960); editor of World-blindness or specific developmental dyslexia (Pitman Medical Publishing Company, London, 1962); editor of Cancer report 1948-1952 with M P Curwen (E & S Livingstone, Edinburgh & London, 1963); editor of Children with communication problems (Pitman Medical Publishing Company, London, 1965); editor of Selected writings of Lord Moynihan (Pitman Medical Publishing Company, London, 1967); editor of Assessment and teaching of dyslexic children with Sandhya Naidoo (London, 1970); compiler of The Tunbridge Wells study group on non-accidental injury to children: report and resolutions (Tunbridge Wells, 1973); editor of Concerning child abuse: papers presented by the Tunbridge Wells study group on non-accidental injury to children (Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 1975); Pastoral paediatrics (1976); Widening horizons of child health: a study of the medical health needs of children in England and Wales [1976]; editor of The challenge of child abuse: proceedings of a conference sponsored by the Royal Society of Medicine, 2-4 June 1976 (1977); editor of Child abuse: prediction, prevention and follow up (1977); editor of The abused child in the family and in the community: selected papers from the second international congress on child abuse and neglect, London, 1978 with C Henry Kempe and Christine Cooper (1980); editor of Family matters: perspectives on the family and social policy (1983).


Scope and content/abstract:

Photocopies of letters, 1941, to Franklin replying to his enquiries about papers of Sir George Frederic Still, Consulting Physician for Diseases of Children and Emeritus Professor of Diseases of Children, King's College London; includes a newspaper cutting listing the memorial service held for Still.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 envelope

Conditions governing access:

Open, subject to signature of reader's undertaking form.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

King's College Hospital

Allied Materials

Related material:

Further sources for Franklin's work at King's College Hospital are King's College Hospital Committee of Management minutes (ref: KH/C/M/M), and the King's College Hospital Gazette (ref: KH/SER40), held by King's College London Archives.

Other Correspondence and papers of Franklin are held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Sources: Who's Who 1897-1996, CD-ROM (A & C Black); British Library OPAC 97; Historical Manuscripts Commission On-line National Register of Archives. Compiled by Annabel Dodds.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2000.

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