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Anne Bayley: Archives

  • Bayley, Anne Christine, b.1934
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


The collection relates predominantly to Anne Bayley's work in East Africa during the 1970s and 1980s, especially her particular interest Kaposi's Sarcoma and AIDS. It includes correspondence, case histories, reports, lecture notes, photographs and other papers. Also included are drafts and other material relating to One New Humanity and some papers on her early work in Ghana, 1968-1970.

Material relating to all areas of Anne Bayley's career may also be found in Section F - Mixed Files. These are a set of papers she put together to show examples of her work and interests. Researchers are advised to use these alongside more obvious subject material.



Physical description

20 Boxes


Anne Bayley had undertaken considerable arrangement of her papers before they were deposited in the Library. This order has been maintained where possible.

Acquisition note

These papers were deposited in the Wellcome Library by Anne Bayley in 2005 and 2007.

Biographical note

Anne Bayley trained at Middlesex Hospital Medical School, qualifying in 1958. At the beginning of her career she held various posts in UK hospitals, although she also spent some time abroad, e.g. in 1961-1962 as Medical Officer at St. Francis' Hospital, Katete, Northern Rhodesia, and in 1968-1970 as Senior Registrar, Department of Surgery, Korle Bu Hospital, Accra Ghana. From 1971 to 1990 she held various posts in the Department of Surgery in the Medical School at the University of Zambia. She was also involved with the Association of Surgeons of East Africa and from 1977 onwards sat on its Council.

From 1974 to 1983 Anne Bayley's interests were in the area of primary hepatocellular carcinoma and in 1977 she developed a particular interest in Kaposi's Sarcoma, particularly the African endemic type. She first observed aggressive HIV-related Kaposi's Sarcoma in Lusaka in 1983 and confirmed this in 1984, when an antibody test had been developed and she was able to send samples to the UK for analysis. She subsequently followed the evolution of epidemic AIDS in Zambia closely. She saw very early AIDS patients in Zambia and elsewhere in East Africa, especially in Uganda in 1985, and attended the very first international AIDS conferences in the mid 1980s. She also undertook a serology survey in Lusaka in 1985.

In 1990 Anne Bayley left Zambia to undertake theological training and was ordained an Anglican priest in 1994. She has, however, continued her interest in AIDS, including the ethical issues raised, and went to to write One new humanity: the challenge of AIDS, which was published by SPCK in 1996.

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