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Daniel, Peter Maxwell

  • Daniel, Peter Maxwell (1910-1998)
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Papers of Peter Daniel, 1971-1990, including correspondence concerning the Jenner Trust and Appeal, Physiological Society, William Gibson, and the Sir Hugh Cairns memorial, plus some notes on medical cases and Daniel's research grant applications.



Physical description

2 boxes


The files are arranged by subject files and then general correspondence files and within those divisions in chronological order.

Acquisition note

Presented by Mrs Marion Daniel, London, via John Henderson, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL on 20th September 2001.

Biographical note

Born in London 14 Nov 1910. Educated at Westminster School.

MA 1940, MB BCh 1942 Cambridge, MA 1949, DM 1955 Oxford, FRCP 1963, FRCPath 1963, DSc 1961 London, FRCPsych 1971, FRCS 1973, FLS.

After studying medicine at Cambridge Daniel went on to become House Physician and House Surgeon Charing Cross Hospital and then Graduate Assistant in Pathology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. He was Honorary Consultant Pathologist at the Radcliffe, 1948-1956 where he taught in Sir Hugh Cairns' neurosurgery unit. He was also Senior Research Officer University of Oxford, 1949-1956. In 1956 he was appointed Professor of Neuropathology at the Institute of Psychiatry, University of London 1956 where he remained until his retirement in 1977. He held various other posts during his career including Honorary Consultant in Neuropathology to the Army at Home, 1952-1977, Emeritus Physician Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals from 1976, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Applied Physiology and Surgical Science, RCSEng from 1976, and Emeritus Fellow, Leverhulme Trust 1978-1980.

Daniel was an active and long-term member or honorary member of many medical and scientific societies including the British Neuropathological Society (ex-president 1963-1964), Harveian Society (ex-president 1966), Royal Society of Medicine, The Osler Club, Physiological Society, Association of British Neurologists, Medical Society of London (ex-president 1987-1988 and honorary librarian 1985-1990).

Amongst the awards Daniel received were the Prosect Medal of the RCSEdin, John Hunter Medal and triennial prize of the College and the Erasmus Wilson lectureship.

Daniel died on 19 November 1998.

Sources and further information Medical Directory 2000 and Lives of the Fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1997-2002.

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