Catalogue description Papers of PROFESSOR GEOFFREY W. HARRIS, C.B.E., F.R.S. (1913 - 1971)

This record is held by Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections

Details of CSAC4.73
Reference: CSAC4.73
Title: Papers of PROFESSOR GEOFFREY W. HARRIS, C.B.E., F.R.S. (1913 - 1971)

The papers cover the years 1913 - 1971.


The extensive laboratory notebooks cover the whole of Harris's career. Much correspondence was destroyed by Harris when he moved from the Maudsley Hospital to Oxford in 1962.


A considerable amount of experimental observations and laboratory material, including photographs and slides,remains in the Department of Anatomy, Oxford, pending selection by former colleagues of Harris.


Material relating to the running of the Department of Anatomy has been offered to the Keeper of the Archives,Oxford University. Publications of historical interest relating to the Quatercentenary of Vesalius have been accepted by Dr. C.Webster for the Wellcome Unit of the History of Medicine. Back issues of medical journals have been given to the Radcliffe Science Library. Professor Bernard Donovan accepted Harris's collection of reprints for the Maudsley Hospital. Case-notes have been returned to Professor Sir John Stallworthy,John Radcliffe Hospital,and to Dr.T.D.R.Hockaday,Radcliffe Infirmary.


Harris's experimental apparatus is to be deposited in the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum.


Unless otherwise stated,all notebooks, lectures and working papers are manuscript.


I. Biographical material 1 - 13


II. Laboratory Notebooks 14 - 69a


III. Lectures and Demonstrations 70 - 136


IV. Working Papers 137 - 150


V. Publications 151 - 160


VI. Correspondence 161 - 180


VII. List of experimental material in Dept. of Anatomy


Listed by Jeannine Alton Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1913 - 1972
Held by: Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Harris, Geoffrey Wingfield, 1913-1971, scientist and neuroendocrinologist

Physical description: 24 boxes
Administrative / biographical background:

b. 1913


1927 - 31 Dulwich College


1932 - 39 Emmanuel College, Cambridge. M.A.,M.B.,B.Chir.


1936 Married Georgina Mary Birnie (marriage dissolved 1951)


1936 - 40 Clinical training,St. Mary's Hospital, London


1939 Hillington County Hospital


1940 - 47 Demonstrator in Anatomy, Cambridge


1944 M.D. Cambridge


1947 - 48 Lecturer in Anatomy, Cambridge


Lecturer in Physiology,Cambridge


1951 Married Margaret O'Kane


1952 - 62 Laboratory of Experimental Neuroendocrinology,Maudsley Hospital, London; Senior Lecturer in Physiology, University of London


1953 Fellow of the Royal Society


1962 - 71 Dr. Lee's Professor of Anatomy, Oxford Professorial Fellow,Hertford College; D.M.,Oxford.


1965 C.B.E.


1971 Dale Medal,Society for Endocrinology

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