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


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Reference CSAC 107/4/85
Covering dates 1932 - 1984
Held by Oxford University, History of Neuroscience Library
Extent 20 files
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).
Creators Burn, Joshua Harold, 1892-1981, scientist, pharmacologist
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


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


Contents:
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.




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