Diaries of Lt Col Aubrey Dallas Percival Hodges

Scope and Content

Photocopied diaries of Hodges during his research into sleeping sickness in Uganda.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1861; educated Epsom College and London Hospital; Assistant Resident Medical Officer, South-East Fever Hospital, New Cross, London; House Physician, House Surgeon and Resident Accoucheur, London Hospital; Medical Officer in charge Sleeping Sickness Extended Investigation; Principal Medical Officer, Uganda Protectorate, 1908-1918; Lt Col Commanding Uganda Medical Service and Assistant Director of Medical Services for Uganda, 1914-1918; Fellow Royal Institute of Public Health; Fellow Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene; died 1946. Publications: Observations relating to the transmission of Sleeping Sickness in Uganda; the distribution and bionomics of Glossina palpalis; and to clearing measures and Progress Report on the Uganda Sleeping Sickness Camps from December, 1906, to November 30th, 1908 (Royal Society, Sleeping Sickness Bureau, London, 1909).

Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Deposited by the family of Col Hodges in 1981.


Compiled by Erika Gwynett and Robert Baxter as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project. Source: Who's Who. Revised by Victoria Killick, LSHTM Archvist, August 2004.

Other Finding Aids

A detailed computer catalogue is available for use in the Archives and the on-line archive catalogue will be available at www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/archives from 2005

Alternative Form Available

Copies of the diaries also held at the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, Oxford University

Conditions Governing Use

Photocopies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Archivist

Additional Information

The family of Colonel Hodges have retained the original diaries.

Geographical Names