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Whitby, Lionel Ernest Howard, Sir, 1895 - 1956 (Knight, haematologist)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:


Copies of family photographs including Hugh Hamshaw Thomas, 1913 - 1954

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/THO/2
Scope and Contents Includes: 1) British Association Botany Section, Birmingham, 1913. Large formal group of unidentified men and women gathered on the steps, Hugh Hamshaw Thomas under lamp, back right (Copyright Whittock and Son?); 2) Hugh Hamshaw Thomas in military uniform (WW1), photographer illegible; mounted photograph of Hugh Hamshaw Thomas with aerial (glass plate) camera, standing beside a plane, WW1; two unidentified men standing in front of a (?WW1) aeroplane; formal group photograph, presumably of...
Dates: 1913 - 1954
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Open

Letter to Whitby at Southmead Hospital from a colleague at the National Institute for Medical Research re their treatment [with M and B 693] for pneumonia, 1944-11-22

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/1/40
Scope and Contents

Name of author of the letter illegible, but refers to a paper given to a meeting of the Middlesex Hospital on 11 May 1938 on 'Chemotherapy of Experimental Pneumococcal Infections'. The writer goes on to say "I have not forgotten the pneumonia and your miraculous ministrations". They suffered none of the side-effects sometimes reported.

Dates: 1944-11-22
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.

'May and Baker': correspondence and related laboratory testing papers, 1937 - 1957

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/WHI/1/31/1
Scope and Contents Includes: lengthy correspondence between Col. Whitby and Dr A. J. Ewins, May & Baker Ltd, 1939-42, relating to ongoing research and tests on Staphylococcus Aureus 133 ('an unpleasant beast to deal with' in the words of Ewins, but Whitby notes that the result of his tests 'is extremely promising and very much better than the maximum effect one can get with full doses of 693'); includes Whitby's experimental test data for laboratory tests 1938-9, including on 'M & B 693', with original...
Dates: 1937 - 1957
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Generally open.

Subject files of Regius Professor of Physic, 1936 - 1961

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/MED 1/1
Scope and Contents

The files document school administration and development, under/graduate teaching, learning and research and relations with local medical services, particularly Addenbrooke's Hospital. In addition, they reflect the research interests of Sir Lionel Whitby, haematologist, Regius Professor 1945-56.

Dates: 1936 - 1961
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (

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