William Pickles

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William Pickles (1885-1969) was the most eminent GP-epidemiologist and the founder-president of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He authored the seminal text Epidemiology in Country Practice (1937). Pemberton acted as a locum to Pickles in Wensleydale, North Yorkshire, in his holidays, which led to him writing a biography of his friend: Will Pickles of Wensleydale: The Life of a Country Doctor (1970). File of papers belonging to Pickles gifted to Pemberton, presumably to help with research for Pickles' biography. Includes correspondence, writings by Pickles, survey results, group photo of the Society for Social Medicine, c. 1958-59.