Reference numberMS/914/2
TitleLetters and documents of Sir Ambrose Thomas Stanton on vitamins and beriberi.
DescriptionCorrespondence, book reviews and other material relating to Ambrose Thomas Stanton's research on the dietary origins of beriberi, particularly his co-authored series of papers (with Henry Fraser) published in The Lancet and his subsequent claims to establish credit for this work. The material was sent to Sydney Price James FRS, within whose books and papers the file originated. It appears to have been created, at least in part, to correct an error in an account of beriberi research produced by the Medical Research Council. The latest letter in the file (by James) suggests that his intention may have been to support Stanton's candidacy to become a Fellow of the Royal Society.

An original file, headed: 'Dr Stanton's Papers on Beri-Beri.'
Extent32 items
Physical descriptionOn paper
Access statusOpen
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