Report of Tour - British Guiana

Scope and Content

Typescript and rough manuscript copy of Wilkinson's report of his time in British Guiana [Guyana], the final leg of his trip. The report begins with a brief overview of the geography, climate, and history of the country and its capital, Georgetown. He visits the botanical gardens and zoo before proceeding to Georgetown General Hospital of which he gives a description of facilities and services. Whilst there he visits the Central Pathological Laboratory and holds a clinical ward round and conference in the Paediatric Unit. He then visits the St Joseph's Mercy Hospital and Infant Welfare Clinic giving a description of its facilities, nurse training, and blood transfusion services.

His final visit is to the Leper Colony and Hospital where he meets with the Director, describes the hospital facilities, long periods of treatment, and lack of research facilities. Before flying home he attends a dinner in Georgetown and gives a short after dinner speech on Medicine and the National Health Service in Manchester.

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Some of Wilkinson's rough notes have been written on the back of a form containing information on a named patient from the clinical laboratory.