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Blood Transfusion Service

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/107
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Blood Transfusion Service
Date(s): 1943-1954
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.5 boxes (4 files)
Name of creator(s): Drury | A N | fl 1943 | Director of the Lister Institute
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Administrative/Biographical history:

These items were originally created by A N Drury, FRS, Chairman of the Medical Research Council Blood Transfusion Committee. Drury worked with the committee and other allied bodies, engaging in the organisation and development of the Blood Transfusion Services necessary as part of the war effort. In 1943 he became Director of the Lister Institute. These files were accumulated by him in his continuing involvement in the Blood Transfusion Service, in the running of which the Ministry of Health, the Medical Research Council and the Lister Institute were co-operating.


Scope and content/abstract:

Three files concerning liaison between the Lister Institute, Medical Research Council, and the Ministry of Health over arrangement of and publicity for the Blood Transfusion Service, 1943-1949; photos of Minister of Health's party for Blood Transfusion Service, 1954.

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 online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

These items were presented to the CMAC in March 1989 by Professor Ralph A Kekwick, formerly of the Blood Products Laboratory at the Lister Institute. Professor Kekwick had received them from Lady Maycock, subsequent to the death of her husband, Sir William d'A Maycock, former Head of the Blood Products Laboratory of the Lister Institute at Elstree.

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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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