McLeod, Professor James Walter

  • McLeod, James Walter, d.c.1978.
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Minute book of the Central Penicillin Committee, Leeds, Oct 1944-Apr 1945, and photographs of laboratories, University of Leeds, c.1940s.



Physical description

1 volume and 16 photographs

Acquisition note

Presented by the Royal College of Pathologists, 25th March 1997.

Biographical note

Professor James Walter McLeod OBE, FRS, FRSE, HonFRCPath, MB, ChB, LLD, was the Chairman of the Central Penicillin Committee, Leeds. Penicillin Committees were set up in 1944 in medical schools throughout the country to distribute penicillin, which, until this timehad only been available to the services. The Ministry of Health issued guidelines as to what conditions warranted the prescription of penicillin. Patients were admitted to hospitals by their doctor and it was the responsibility of the hospital to obtain the necessary amount of penicillin by applying to the Committee.

Professor McLeod, who was Professor of Bacteriology (Emeritus) at Leeds University, died c.1978.

Related material

At other repositories:

Leeds University, Brotherton Library, holds Professor McLeod's correspondence with Cyril Oakley ( 1952-1960).

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Accession number

  • 723