Cobbett, Louis, 1862-1947 (bacteriologist)
- Existence: 1862 - 1947
Louis Cobbett studied at Trinity College Cambridge and St Thomas’ Hospital, returning to Cambridge in 1893 as Demonstrator in Pathology in 1893. The following year he became interested in diphtheria especially the production and effects of anti-toxin and culture of the diphtheria bacillus. With his student George Stuart Graham Smith, Cobbett studied the diphtheria outbreak in Cambridgeshire in 1900 tracing the spread of the disease by the examination of school and other contacts, the first large-scale study of its kind. Scientific investigator to the Royal Commission on Tuberculosis from 1902, in 1907 Cobbett was briefly Professor of Pathology in Sheffield and returned to Cambridge as lecturer in Bacteriology, Cambridge, 1908-1929.
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Excavations at Wandlebury or the Gogmagog Hills near Cambridge, revealing what Lethbridge claimed to be ancient chalk figures: site notes, book manuscript, correspondence, published book
Notes and papers, mostly relating to Cambridgeshire:
Box 1 - Offprints of publications by Cobbett and others on diptheria and turberculosis, some annotated
Box 2 - Laboratory (2) and research (1) notebooks , correspondence and reviews of The Causes of Tuberculosis, publication by Cobbett
Box 3 - Lecture notes (6 folders)
Boxes 4-5 - Wooden boxes containing glass plate negatives (2 boxes)
Box 6 - Further material from the Department of Pathology.