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Wilcocks, Charles

  • Wilcocks, Charles, 1896-1977
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Unpublished autobiography 'A Tropical Doctor in Africa and London' with some associated biographical material.


Chapter 1 The First World War Page 1

Chapter 2 Demobilization Page 33

Chapter 3 First Tour in Tanganyika, 1927-30 Page 41

Chapter 4 Second Tour in Tanganyika, 1927-30 Page 73 Chapter 5 Tuberculosis research Page 85

Chapter 6 Third Tour in Tanganyika, 1934-37 Page 99

Chapter 7 At the Bureau of Hygiene... Page 133

Chapter 8 Retirement from the Bureau, 1961 Page 190

Chapter 9 Interlude on greatness Page 201

Chapter 10 Personalities Page 215

Chapter 11 Conclusions Page 232

Epilogue Page 267

Bibliography Page 272



Physical description

1 box The copy in the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine is typed carbon and bound with two photographs.

Acquisition note

Dr. C.J. Hackett kindly presented the volume to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in January 1984.

Biographical note

1915 Volunteered and served with forces guarding Suez canal

1924 Graduated and entered general practice - MB,ChB(Dist in Medicine)

1927 Tanganyika - member of Colonial Medical Service

1930 Appointed Tuberculosis Research Officer

1932 MD Manchester

1937 Invalided out of the service

1938 Bureau of Hygiene and Tropical Disease London

1942 Acting Director of the Bureau

1943 MRCP Lond

1946-1961 Director of the Bureau

1952 Awarded CMG

1960 Heath Clark lectures at University of London on aspects of medical investigation in Africa

1963-1965 President of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Edited Bulletin of War Medicine and other publications of the Bureau; jointly responsible for 17th edition of Manson's Tropical Disease (1972). Several other publications.

Related material

Rhodes House Library, Oxford holds a diary written by Wilcocks between 1928 and June 1929 (ref. MSS. Afr.s.796).

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