Sandler, Bernard

  • Sandler, Bernard (1907-1997)
  • Archives and manuscripts

About this work


Correspondence, reprints and unpublished material on infertility, sex education and allied subjects.



Physical description

1 box

Acquisition note

These papers were received through the kind auspices of Dr Naomi Pfeffer, who had been given them by Dr Sandler in connection with her own research into the history of infertility treatments. Additional material (7/9-11, 8/12-20, 18, and a few odd items filed elsewhere as appropriate) was received directly from Dr Sandler in April 1996.

Biographical note

Bernard Sandler MD, DMR, DRCOG (1907-1997) was a gynaecologist and obstetrician, and a pioneer of infertility treatment. Dr Sandler opened the first clinic for the investigation of both male and female infertility at the Manchester Jewish Hospital in 1947. Until 1978 he was Lecturer in the Department of Gynaecology, University of Manchester, and Physician in Charge, Infertility Clinic, Manchester Jewish Hospital, and published much on infertility and on related issues of sex education and marriage guidance.

Related material

At Wellcome Collection: for other archive material on infertility see the archives of the Eugenics Society (SA/EUG), the Family Planning Association (SA/FPA), papers of Sir Alan Parkes FRS (PP/ASP), and papers of Dr Helena Wright (PP/HRW).

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Accession number

  • 458; 632