Papers of Charles Wilcocks

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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.

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.

Arrangement

Arranged into seven series

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for consultation. Please contact the Archivist to arrange an appointment. All researchers must complete and sign a user registration form which signifies their agreement to abide by the archive rules. All researchers are required to provide proof of identity bearing your signature (for example, a passport or debit card) when registering. Please see website for further information at www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives.

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.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed computer catalogue is available for use in the Archives and the on-line archive catalogue will be available at www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives from 2005

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist

Related Material

Autobiography and other material at the Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Tropical Medicine, reference : GC/55. LSHTM collection GB 809 Buxton/02/04 includes notes on malaria in various countries by Buxton and Wilcocks.

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