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Lewis, Sir Thomas (1881-1945) and Gaddum, Sir John (1900-1965)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0120 GC/110
Held at: Wellcome Library
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Full title: Lewis, Sir Thomas (1881-1945) and Gaddum, Sir John (1900-1965)
Date(s): 1934-[1989]
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Gaddum | Iris Mary | 1894-1992
Honour | John
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Sir Thomas Lewis (1881-1945) was a clinical scientist and cardiologist. Details of his career can be found in the catalogue record for the Wellcome Library's Lewis papers (PP/LEW) and in the Journal of Medical Biography volume 2 (1994), pp 63-70. Sir John Gaddum (1900-1965) was a pharmacologist. Details of his career can be found in his obituary in the Lancet, 1965 volume 2, pp 194-195. Lady Gaddum (née Iris Halmer) (1894-1992) worked for two years in Lewis's department at University College Hospital Medical School. She was one of the first women to gain a medical degree. Her specialism was dermatology. Details of her career can be found in her obituary in the British Medical Journal volume 306 p 852. John Honour worked for several years as a laboratory assistant in Lewis's department before he qualified as a doctor.


Scope and content/abstract:

Notes and personal reminiscences about Sir Thomas Lewis, cardiologist, and Sir John Gaddum, pharmacologist, 1934-[1989] by Lady Gaddum and Dr John Honour.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

3 items: Typescript reminiscences and notes, and Sir John Gaddum's sketches of students, and during viva voce examinations when he was Professor of Physiology at Cairo.

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. Copyright assigned to the Wellcome Trust.

Finding aids:

Wellcome Library online catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Presented by Lady Gaddum in March 1989 (Acc 305) and Jan 1991 (Acc 371).

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers of Sir Thomas Lewis are held as PP/LEW.

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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