Edward Penley Abraham, FRS, CBE, 1913-1999, was an English biochemist. He was instrumental in the development of penicillin and other antibiotics. Oxford educated, he spent his professional career at Oxford University, mainly at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. He became Professor of Chemical Pathology in 1964.
The archive covers the years 1925 to 2000. It contains biographical material, reflecting on many aspects of Abraham's personal and professional life, general and research-based correspondece, research notebooks, drafts of numerous publications, drafts and correspondence relating to lectures and broadcasts, and material relating to visits, conferences, and societies.
The papers were received from the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, with additional biographical material from Mrs. T. Mayes, Sir Edward Abraham’s niece, in the summer of 2000.Access Conditions
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