Medical Research Council: ACTH

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Wilkinson and the Medical Research Council, namely Martin Ware, R.K. Callow, and Arthur Landsborough Thomson, concerning supplies of ACTH (adrenocorticotrophin) for trials in acute leukaemias, membership of a new panel on the clinical applications of cortisone and related substances in the field of haematology, meetings of said panel, and details of particular patients. The file also contains copies of minutes of some of the meetings of the Committee on A.C.T.H., Cortisone and Related Substances from 11 Jan 1951, 27 April 1951, 19 Oct 1951, 21 March 1952, 23 Jan 1953, 4 Dec 1953, 17 Dec 1954, and 5 Jan 1956, some of which are accompanied by Wilkinson's own notes from the meetings. In addition to minutes there are a number of short reports and memoranda issued by the committee relating to topics such as cortisone and A.C.T.H. therapy and tuberculosis, handling and storage of cortisone and A.C.T.H., report of trial progress and methodology, suggested basic investigations in conditions in which further trials are recommended, and report of cases treated in 1952.

Other key members of the Committee on A.C.T.H., Cortisone and Related Substances Haematology Panel include Professor L.J. Witts, Dr C.J.C. Britton, Sir Stanley Davidson, Professor L.J. Davis, Sir Lionel Whitby, Dr P.L. Mollison, Professor A. Haddow, Dr R.G. Macfarlane, and Professor L.S.P. Davidson.

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