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Kodicek, Egon (1908-1982)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/65
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Kodicek, Egon (1908-1982)
Date(s): 1934-1982
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Kodicek | Egon | 1908-1982 | nutritionist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Egon Kodicek born 1908; fled Nazi Czechoslovakia in 1939 and came to Cambridge and worked at the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory until 1973 when he retired. For the last ten years there he was Director of the Laboratory, and he was known mainly for the research on metabolism and function of Vitamin D. Kodicek strove to break through the barrier which saw nutrition as a limited medical science, envisaging rather that it was an essential part of biochemical research.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Egon Kodicek, 1934-1984; comprising biographical and bibliographical items; laboratory notebooks of work at the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Cambridge, 1950s-1960s, and writings on nutrition research; some correspondence and photographs.

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:

Wellcome Library catalogue online.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These papers were given to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre by Dr Jindra Kodicek in 1983 and 1984. Additional early laboratory note-books and notes were given by his assistant at the Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Peter Wilson, in July 1984.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Correspondence with C E Dent, 1950s, can be found among Dent's papers, CMAC:PP/CED It should be noted that a tape recording of Dr Kodicek being interviewed, mainly about his wartime experiences, has been made by the Imperial War Museum.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Entry compiled 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:
September 2008

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