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Fulton, Forrest

Fulton, Forrest DM, FCPath (1913-1971) Professor of Virology, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1959-1971

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Records of work during Second World War on typhus and marasmus; teaching files for Diploma of Bacteriology and other courses at the LSHTM, material on research and administration, published and unpublished writings, 1950s-1960s.



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A. Work with the Medical Research Council during Second World War B. Teaching files for courses at LSHTM C. Committees and administration D. Correspondence, 1969-1970 E. Writings, published and unpublished F. Research/reference files, miscellaneous

Acquisition note

These files were received as a gift from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where Fulton had been Professor of Virology, in September 1994. According to information received from the LSHTM, many of his papers were taken by the relevant Government Department after his death since they were said to be covered by the Official Secrets Act: it is possible that he was involved with research connected to biological warfare.

Biographical note

Forrest Fulton's career was as follows: Educated Westminster School and Pembroke College Oxford 1939 Following clinical course at London Hospital, graduated BM, BCh Joins Emergency Public Health Laboratory Service, Oxford 1942 Transferred to National Institute of Medical Research, Hampstead, working on vaccine against scrub typhus. 1945 DM 1949 Appointed to readership in bacteriology at LSHTM 1959 Appointed to Chair of virology, LSHTM 1967 Elected FRCPath. 1971 died unexpectedly on 27 Dec, following a year or so of ill-health. Further details may be found in obituary notices in the British Medical Journal, 1972, I, p. 116, 317, and The Lancet 1972, I, 155

Related material

See Archives and Manuscripts Department, Wellcome Library collections on virology: SA/ESV, GC/14, GC/153, GC/168, GC/177, GC/253, GC/267. Also collections relating to bacteriology: PP/COL, PP/CRA, PP/GSW, PP/HAR, PP/VAN, SA/AMC, SA/HIS, SA/LIS, GC/4, 12, 33, 70, 130, 170, 177, 180, 200, 221, 278, RAMC, WA/BSR, WA/PHO. Also Wellcome Library sources leaflets: no. 6: War Medicine and Health before 1920, no. 1: Tropical Medicine.

Appraisal note

Duplicate items and some proofs of articles have been discarded.

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