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Davies, Arthur Templar

Davies, Arthur (1858-1929)

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Certificates of attendance, letters of appointment, etc.; papers on tuberculosis; address to the Assurance Medical Society including material on life expectancy, neurasthenia and shell-shock; correspondence with Sir Humphrey Rolleston, Harrington Sainsbury and Clifford Allbutt.



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1 box

Acquisition note

Presented by Mrs Davies in January 1930. Originally held by the Wellcome Library's Western Manuscripts department; transferred to the Contemporary Medical Archives Centre in March 1992, at which time the material was given its current accession number. The Western Manuscripts department and Contemporary Medical Archives Centre merged to form the Wellcome Library's Archives and Manuscripts department in 2000.

Biographical note

Arthur Templar Davies, MD, FRCP (1858-1929), was a physician specialising in diseases of the chest. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, and St. Bartholomew's Hospital, London. For most of his career he was associated with the Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest, London, at which his father Herbert Davies and grandfather Thomas Davies had both been Physician. He also served as Physician to the Bank of England, succeeding his father again, and Physician (in London) to the Royal Ventnor Hospital. During the First World War he was a member of staff of the Hospital for Officers at Fishmongers' Hall, London. His publications included editing "Mechanisms of the Circulation through Diseased Hearts", by his father Dr Herbert Davies. Davies' career is summarised in "Lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of London, 1826-1925" by G.H. Brown (London: Royal College of Physicians, 1955) ("Munk's Roll", volume IV).

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