Catalogue of papers and correspondence of JOSHUA HAROLD BURN FRS (1892 - 1981)

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Title: Catalogue of papers and correspondence of JOSHUA HAROLD BURN FRS (1892 - 1981)
Reference: CSAC 107/4/85
Description:

SECTION A OBITUARIES AND TRIBUTES CSAC 107/4/85/A.1 - CSAC 107/4/85/A.8

 

SECTION B AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL & BIOGRAPHICAL CSAC 107/4/85/B.1 - CSAC 107/4/85/B.8

 

SECTION C CORRESPONDENCE CSAC 107/4/85/C.1 - CSAC 107/4/85/C.4

 

It consists of material assembled by her for the Memoir and includes biographical recollections by Burn, colleagues and friends, some originals, some photocopies from various sources. Many of the documents bear her annotations or editorial indications for use in the Memoir.

 

The correspondence, though unfortunately very scanty, is of interest for its scientific content.

Date: 1932 - 1984
Held by: Oxford University: History of Neuroscience Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Extent: 20 files
Administrative History:

OUTLINE OF THE LIFE AND CAREER OF J.H. BURN

 

1892 b. Barnard Castle, Co. Durham

 

1903-09 Barnard Castle School

 

1909-14 Emmanuel College, Cambridge (Scholar)

 

1912 Natural Sciences Tripos

 

1912-14 First research with Barcroft and Hopkins

 

1914 January-October. Research at Wellcome Physiological Research Laboratories at invitation of H.H. Dale

 

1914-17 War service in Signals Corps

 

1917-20 Medical studies at Guy's and Cambridge

 

1920-25 Research at Department of Pharmacology, National Institute for Medical Health (MRC) at invitation of H.H. Dale. Work on biological assay, insulin, autonomic nervous system

 

1926-37 Director of Pharmacological Laboratories at the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, later (1937) incorporated as the School of Pharmacy of the University of London. Work on biological assay, sympathetic nervous system

 

1931 Founder member, British Pharmacological Society

 

1933 Dean of College of Pharmacy

 

1937-59 Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford. Work on sympathetic vasodilators, adrenaline, noradrenaline, sympathomimetic amines, autonomic nervous system

 

1959-68 Visiting Professor in Pharmacology, Washington University, St. Louis

Creator Names:
  • Burn, Joshua Harold, 1892-1981, scientist, pharmacologist
Immediate Source Of Acquisition:
  • The material was received from Professor Edith Bülbring FRS, author with J.M. Walker of the Royal Society Memoir of Burn (Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 30, 1984).

Note:

Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Peter Harper

 

The work of the Contemporary Scientific Archives Centre, and the production of this catalogue, are made possible by the support of the following societies and institutions:

 

The Biochemical Society

 

The Charles Babbage Foundation for the History of Information Processing

 

The Institute of Physics

 

The Institution of Electrical Engineers

 

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

 

The Nuffield Foundation

 

The Rhodes Trustees

 

The Royal Society of London

 

The Wolfson Foundation

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