US War Department Technical Bulletins/TB Med and related correspondence; BBC radio scripts and related correspondence; Reports: Medical and Sanitary Data on various countries, compiled by the Medical Intelligence Branch, Preventive Medicine Division, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army; Information relating to his role as consultant, The Counties Public Health Laboratories; Publications on tuberculosis; Wilcocks' autobiography; watercolour of a typical medical officer's residence in East Africa.
Papers of Charles Wilcocks
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- ReferenceGB 809 Wilcocks
- Dates of Creationc1927-1977
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description9 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
A graduate of Manchester University, Wilcocks served in the Great War in Egypt and the Palestine Campaign 1915-19 (wounded at Gaza 1917). Graduating MB Ch.B in 1924, he then joined the East African Medical Service in 1927, becoming Tuberculosis Research Officer in Tanganyika in 1930. At the Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Diseases (he took the DTM&H in 1941) from 1938, Wilcocks was its Director from 1942 to 1961. He was also consultant to Counties Public Health Laboratories, London, 1962-76.
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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.
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