Reference numberCD/44/36
TitleLetter from [Sir Percival] S. Wilkinson, Secretary-General of the Grand Priory of the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, to Professor Sir Charles Sherrington, President of the Royal Society
Date1 February 1924
DescriptionInforms Sir Charles Sherrington that the Order of St John and the British Red Cross have been asked by the Wembley [British Empire] Exhibition Authorities to assist in organising the pageant to be held at the Exhibition in the summer. Their section of the pageant is called 'Let us honour the heroes of Medicine'. Hopes that the Royal Society will join in a small committee, along with the Royal College of Physicians, the Royal College of Surgeons, the Red Cross and the Order of St John, to discuss this.
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