• Reference
      GB 133 MMC/2/LambF
  • Physical Description
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Administrative / Biographical History

BA Dublin, MB BCh BAO 1901, MD 1903, DPH 1903, LM 1903.

Lamb was born in Dublin on 8 June 1874 and studied medicine in Dublin, where he was a fellow student and personal friend of Oliver St John Gogarty. After a short period in general practice, Lamb gained a junior teaching appointment in Cardiff, where he established in his mind the importance of the practical approach in the teaching of physiology. In 1909 Lamb came to Manchester as senior demonstrator and was later made lecturer. During the war, Lamb returned to Ireland as assistant professor at Trinity College. However, in 1919 he came back to Manchester as lecturer in physiology, in charge of the department; in 1925 he was appointed reader. Lamb made a unique contribution to the study of physiology when he devised a course in human experimental physiology, which has formed the basis for many similar courses across the world. Lamb was actively involved in MMS and the Manchester Medical Library Committee. Lamb retired to Ireland in 1939 and died on 11 January 1959.

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See also MMC/1/LambF .