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Title Cowell, Major-General Sir Ernest Marshall
Date 1916-1919
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Name Cowell, Major-General Sir Ernest Marshall (1886-1971)
Description Material and relating to the First World War work of Major-General Sir Ernest Cowell: notes, photographs and reprints re Thomas's splint, wound-shock and gas-gangrene.
Historical Background Sir Ernest Marshall Cowell, KBE, CB, DSO, MD, FRCS (1886-1971) took his M.D. at London University in 1909 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1911. From 1914 to 1918 he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1922 he became surgeon at Croydon General Infirmary and continued to practise in Croydon for the remainder of his career (becoming surgeon of the Mayday Hospital in 1938) with the exception of war service 1939-1946. During the Second World War he once again served in the Royal Army Medical Corps and was Director of Medical Services for the Allied Forces in North Africa during 1942-1944. A biography of Cowell can be found in "Lives of the fellows of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1965-1973" by Sir James Paterson Ross and W.R. LeFanu (a continuation of "Plarr's Lives").
Acquisition Details This small collection of material received from Sir Ernest Cowell, relating to his First World War work, was discovered in the Secretary's office of the then Wellcome Institute in 1982 and added to the Library's archive holdings. It would appear to have been sent by Sir Ernest to the Institute in 1969 in connection with its exhibition on "Medicine and Surgery in the Great War".
Accession Number 335
Access Status Open
Access Conditions The papers are available subject to the usual conditions of access to Archives and Manuscripts material.
Reproduction Conditions Photography is permitted for non-commercial research and private study. Please note that material may be unsuitable for copying on conservation grounds. Researchers who wish to publish material must seek copyright permission from the copyright owner.
Related Material In the Wellcome Library: further papers by Major-General Cowell are held in the Royal Army Muniments Collection (RAMC).
Subject Surgery
Subject World War I
MaterialType Archives - Non-digital
System No. 235f1923-41aa-49e8-9d90-d599499b0828