Leonard Colebrook: 'First trials of "The Sulpha Drugs" in puerperal fever' album

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Album of charts illustrating temperature and pulse of participants in the first trials of 'the sulpha drugs' (red prontosil and sulpanilamide) in puerperal fever (chiefly haemolytic streptococci), with accompanying notes and a brief introduction, 1936-1937. The album was created by Leonard Colebrook while working in the Research Laboratories and wards of the Isolation Block of Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born, 1883; premedical studies at the London Hospital medical college, 1900; St Mary's Hospital, London, graduated, 1906; assistant in the inoculation department of St Mary's Hospital medical school, 1907; Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, worked on wound infections, first at St Mary's Hospital and later in Almroth Wright's laboratory at no. 13 general hospital in Boulogne, 1914-1918; member of the scientific staff of the Medical Research Council, 1919; St Mary's Hospital, 1922; honorary director of the research laboratories of Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital, 1930-1939; colonel in the Royal Army Medical Corps and bacteriological consultant to the British Expeditionary Force, France, 1939-1940; worked on the infection and treatment of burns, 1940; director of the Burns Investigation Unit of the Medical Research Council, first based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, and then at the Birmingham Accident Hospital, 1942-1948; honorary fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1944; fellow of the Royal Society, 1945; retired, 1948; honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1950; died, 1967.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to researchers by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. mailto: archives@rcog.org.uk

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Penny Hutchins, Archivist.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is vested in the estate of Leonard Colebrook.

Reproductions are available at the discretion of the College Archivist.

Custodial History

Presented to the College by Leonard Colebrook, and transferred to the Archive in September 2007

Related Material

Reprints of related articles by Leonard Colebrook are available in the papers of Professor Miles Harris Phillips, held at the RCOG at reference S97/4.