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Privately printed pamphlet titled '1905-1951' by Amos Chown, F.I.M.L.T.: An account of Chown's work as a laboratory technician at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology and the Radcliffe Infirmary from 1905 to 1949.

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 63-66
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Seven page, probably privately printed memoir of a 46 year career as a pathology laboratory technician in Oxford.


  • Creation: 1949


4 Leaves

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  • English

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MS. Eng. c. 7963, fols. 63-66

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CMD ID 15883


Pamphlet account of a technician's work at the pathology laboratories at of the University of Oxford Department of Pathology and the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford

Biographical / Historical

Amos Chown, a Fellow of the Institute of Medical Laboratory Technology, started his career in 1905 as a 14-year-old laboratory technician in the University Pathological Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford (later renamed the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology) under the first Professor of Pathology, James Ritchie. He moved to the pathology laboratory at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford in 1914 and worked there until his retirement in 1951 (and wrote this account of his work two years prior to his retirement).

Immediate Source of Acquisition

From the papers of the late Pamela June Cross (nee Adams) 1933-2013, a Medical Laboratory Technician at the Radcliffe Infirmary 1949-1958

Personal account of the early history of pathology laboratories in Oxford
Finding aid prepared by Charlotte McKillop-Mash
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