Lumsden, W H Russell

Scope and Content

Papers of W H Russell Lumsden, 1941-1950, comprise material on a Malaria survey of Transjordan in 1941-1942 by No. 3 Malaria Field Laboratory, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and a subsequent report.

Administrative / Biographical History

W H Russell Lumsden was born, 1914; graduated in science and medicine from the University of Glasgow; studied tropical medicine and hygiene at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and worked as a research fellow in the Department of Parasitology and Entomology. During World War Two he served in malaria field laboratories of the Royal Army Medical Corps and then spent a year with Patrick Buxton becoming Medical Research Council Senior Fellow in Buxton's department, 1946-1947; joined the Yellow Fever Research Institute at Entebbe, Uganda where he remained until he became Director of the East African Trypanosomiasis Research Organisation (EATRO) from 1957 to 1963. Lumsden was Chair of Medical Protozoology 1968-1979. Lumsden died at the aged of 88 on 13th May 2002.


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Acquisition Information

Deposited by W H R Lumsden 14 May 1947.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Victoria Killick, LSHTM Archivist. Sources: Prevention and Cure. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, A 20th Century Quest for Global Public Health. Lise Wilkinson and Anne Hardy. (2001). Kegan Paul Limited.

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.

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Related Material

Glasgow University Archive Services, 1933-87: student notes, memoir and papers.