Papers of Crowden, Professor Guy Pascoe (1894-1966)

Scope and Content

Papers of Guy Pascoe Crowden, 1927-1953, largely relate to his appointment and work as Lecturer in Applied Physiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and comprise a comparative study of the development and physiology of identical twins by Crowden; information on the applied physiology course 1930-1931; paper on 'The practical value of physiology to industry' by Crowden, communication to the Department on Industrial Co-operation, British Association for the Advancement of Science, Leicester, 11 September 1933; appointment of Crowden as University Reader in Industrial Physiology and as Professor of Industrial Hygiene; material relating to his service in World War Two.

Administrative / Biographical History

Guy Pascoe Crowden was born in 1894 and brought up in Wisbech, where his father was in general practice. Crowden's medical studies at University College London were interrupted by World War One. He served in France with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, where experience with the Gas Brigade at Ypres, Somme and Passchendale shaped a growing interest in the physiology of work and stress.

Assistant in the University College Physiology Department, 1924; appointed Lecturer in Applied Physiology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1929. His research interests ranged from fatigue and recovery in muscular work to the effects of heat and cold in nutrition. In 1934 he became Reader in Industrial Physiology at the School and finally, after service in the Royal Army Medical Corps during World War Two, he was appointed Professor of Applied Physiology in 1946. He retired in 1952. His connections with firms interested in industrial welfare work were to prove a link to the School's later involvement with occupational health. Crowden died in 1966.


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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Victoria Killick, LSHTM Archivist and edited by Samantha Velumyl, AIM 25 cataloguer. Sources: Prevention and Cure The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, A 20th Century Quest for Global Public Health Lise Wilkinson and Anne Hardy (Kegan Paul Limited, 2001).

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Related Material

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine holds additional photographs and correspondence related to Crowden within Admin/25/02, MSS and Ross Institute/03.