|Previous numbers||Cert XV, 97; A01480|
|Title||Colebrook, Leonard: certificate of election to the Royal Society|
|Citation||Colebrook's outstanding contribution has been the extension of bacteriological knowledge to clinical conditions. This work has always been characterised by good and well controlled technique.|
Colebrook firmly established sulphonamide chemotherapy by his careful work on prontosil and sulphanilamide in puerperal septicaemia, and started world-wide interest in this subject. His earlier work on the transmission of infection in childbirth has greatly influenced midwifery practice. His work on disinfection of the skin was a definite aid to surgery. During the war his researches on treatment of burns and prevention of their infection have been a model of cautious and successful clinical investigation.
|Proposers||From general knowledge. C R Burch (A V H)|
From personal knowledge. E Mellanby; Almroth E Wright; W W C Topley; C R Harington; R A Peters; W E Gye; J C G Ledingham; J H Burn ( A V H); H W Florey; Paul Fildes
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|NA664||Colebrook; Leonard (1883 - 1967)||1883 - 1967|