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Gaddum, Sir John

Gaddum, J. H. (John Henry), Sir, 1900-1965.

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Correspondence c.1954-1964; Cambridge Biochemistry Laboratory journals 1923-1930; reprints and photographs. These extant papers by no means reflect the whole of Gaddum's career. They date mostly from c.1957-1964, when he was Director of the Agricultural Research Council Institute of Animal Physiology at Babraham, Cambridge.



Physical description

4 boxes


The papers are arranged into sections as follows: A Correspondence B Publications C Photographs and slides

Acquisition note

These papers were given to the Wellcome Library in March 1997 by Sir John's daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Champion, via the British Pharmacological Society.

Biographical note

Biographical outline: 1900 Born 1918-1921 Studied mathematics, Trinity College, Cambridge 1923 Natural science tripos 1925 MRCPS, LRCP, University College Hospital 1925 Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories 1927 National Institute of Medical Research 1929 Married 1931 One of the founder members of the Biochemical Society 1934 Professor of Pharmacology, Egyptian University, Cairo 1935 Chair of Pharmacology, University College, London 1936-1941 Secretary of The Physiological Society 1938 Chair of Pharmacology, College of the Pharmaceutical Society 1940 Pharmacology textbook published 1942 Chair of Materia Medica, Edinburgh University 1945 Fellow of the Royal Society 1946-1954 Chairman of the Editorial Board of The British Journal of Pharmacology and Chemotherapy 1948-1951 Member of Council of the Medical Research Council's Endocrinological Unit, Edinburgh 1956 Chairman of the Council of the British Pharmacological Society 1958 Director, Agricultural Research Council Institute of Animal Physiology, Babraham, Cambridge 1964 Knighthood Honorary LLD, Edinburgh University 1965 Died

Related material

In the Wellcome Library: Reminiscences of Gaddum (and Sir Thomas Lewis) by his wife and Dr. John Honour can be found at GC/110. The archives of two bodies with which Gaddum was involved are held at the Wellcome Library: the Physiological Society (SA/PHY) and the British Pharmacological Society (SA/BPS). In other repositories: The Royal Society holds a fuller collection of Gaddum papers (reference JHG).


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