Medical Research Council, 1952

Scope and Content

Correspondence between Wilkinson and John C.R. Hudson of the Medical Research Council concerning grants for expenses and technical assistance and work done during the year. The annual report sets out the work of the Haematology Department and refers to investigations into aplastic anaemia and leukaemias, the operation of special out-patient blood transfusion clinics, special clinics for patients with haemophilia, work into the aetiology and therapy of the megaloblastic anaemias, continued work on folic acid, folinic acid, and vitamin B12, investigations into the development and importance of the megaloblast, intensive studies of chronic and acute leukaemias including oral treatments with newer nitrogen mustards, the value of pituitary adrenocorticotrophic hormone in the treatment of leukaemias, purpuras, and haemolytic anaemias, the treatment of myelomatosis, the investigation on porphyrin metabolism and other blood pigments, and cases of congenital porphyria.