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Research correspondence and papers of Lloyd Arthur Stocken (1912-2008), biochemist, concerning the development and testing of British Anti-Lewisite (BAL).
Lloyd Arthur Stocken (1912-2008), was a member of the Department of Biochemistry at Oxford which was asked in 1938 by the Chemical Defence Experimental Establishment at Porton Down (part of the Ministry of Supply's Chemical Defence Research Department from 1939) to study lewisite and mustard gas. Stocken, in conjuction with Robert Thompson, concentrated on lewisite, which had been developed, but not used, during World War I. Their research resulted in the production of British Anti-Lewisite (BAL) as a means of treating exposure to lewisite. From 1944, further research was conducted on behalf of a special BAL committee set up by the Medical Research Council to establish whether BAL could be used as a treatment in other cases of arsenical posioning. The Medical Research Council took over full superivsion for research from the Chemical Research Defence Department in 1946 (see MS. Eng. c. 7203, fols. 1-9).
The papers comprise research correspondence and papers concerning the development and testing of British Anti-Lewisite (BAL), and a memoir, 'A Chemist's Tale from the Second World War'.
Oxford, Bodleian Library [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. c. 7203, fols. 1-2].
|Research correspondence and papers concerning the
development and testing of British Anti-Lewisite (BAL),
1940-3, with a memoir by Stocken and
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7203
Extent: 140 leaves
Scope and Content:
|Research correspondence and papers mainly concerning the
wider medical uses of BAL,
Shelfmark: MS. Eng. c. 7204
Extent: 323 leaves
Restrictions on Access: MS. Eng. c. 7204, fols. 180-203 = Res.
Scope and Content: