Papers and correspondence of Reginald Stephen Stacey, 1905-1974

Scope and Content

The papers consist almost entirely of records of work done at St Thomas's Hospital, and include notebooks and experimental observations on brain amines and blood platelets, including data for Stacey's work on amine metabolism in suicides, neonates and mental defectives. There are also notes, drafts and material for lectures, demonstrations, curricula and examinations at St Thomas's and London University, which give information on the organisation and development of courses of study in pharmacology and therapeutics.

Administrative / Biographical History

Stacey was born in London and educated at Haberdashers' Aske's School, Trinity College, Cambridge and St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London. He was Professor of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Royal College of Medicine, Baghdad, 1935-1947, then he returned to St Thomas's Hospital as Reader, 1948-1958, and Professor, 1958-1970, of Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He was the first holder of the Chair of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, London University,1963-1970.


By section as follows: Biographical, Laboratory notebooks, Working papers, Publications, Lectures and demonstrations, Conferences, Committees and societies, Correspondence, University of London. Index of correspondents.

Access Information

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Palaeography Room.

Other Finding Aids

Printed catalogue of the papers and correspondence of Reginald Stephen Stacey (1905-1974) by J. Alton and H. Weiskittel, CSAC catalogue no. 22/16/74, 14 pp. Copies available from NCUACS, University of Bath

Custodial History

Received in 1974 by the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre from Mrs Helen Stacey, widow and the Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham. Deposited in the University of London Library in 1974.