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Reference numberEC/1903/03
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TitleCopeman, Sydney Arthur Monckton: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CitationMedical Inspector to the Local Government Board. Lecturer on Public Health, Westminster Medical School. He was Research Scholar, British Medical Association, and Assistant Lecturer on Physiology and Morbid Histology, St Thomas's; also Scholar and Exhibitioner, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and Milroy Lecturer, Royal College of Physicians, 1898. Is discoverer of the method now officially adopted for the purification of vaccine lymph, based on the germicidal action of glycerine. Has devised simple methods, now generally used for teaching purposes, for the crystallisation of the haemoglobin and haemochromogen obtained from human blood, and for obtaining from blood a pigment indistinguishable from myohaematin. Has carried on researches in connection with methods for the clinical examination of the blood, bile, and urine; the pathology of the blood in pernicious anaemic chlorosis, and paroxysmal haemoglobinuria; the pathology and bacteriology of variola and vaccinia, &c. He has investigated questions relating to the etiology, pathology, and prevention of numerous diseases in his official capacity, including an anomalous epidemic skin disease; outbreaks of lead poisoning from moorland waters, &c. Has published a large number of Official Reports on preventive medicine; also 'Vaccination, its Natural History and Pathology' (Milroy Lectures); Articles on vaccinia, clinical examination of the blood, haemoglobinuria and blackwater fever in Clifford Allbutt's 'System of Medicine,' and soil in relation to Disease in Stevenson and Murphy's 'Treatise of Hygiene'; and numerous other papers in the Journal of Physiology and of Pathology, and in the Transactions of the Pathological, Medical, and Clinical Societies. He was awarded the Cameron Prize for 1898 by the University of Edinburgh.
ProposersSamuel Wilks; T Clifford Allbutt; [Richard T Thorne]; E Klein; John Burdon Sanderson; W H Power; F W Pavy; C S Sherrington
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Copeman, Sydney Arthur Monckton: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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