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Authorised form of nameLeathes; John Beresford (1864 - 1956)
SurnameLeathes
ForenamesJohn Beresford
Dates1864 - 1956
Dates and placesBirth:
05 November 1864
Death:
14 September 1956
ActivityProfession:
Physiologist
Education:
Winchester College; MB; BA; BC (Oxon); BM (1893); FRCS (1894)
Career:
Assistant Demonstrator ofg Anatomy at Guys Hospital, London1890-91; Demonstrator of Physiology under E H Starling at Guy's Hospital London (1894-95);two years with Drechsel in Berne (1895-7); two years with Schmiedeberg (1898-9)' Lecturer in Physiology at St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, London(18991909); part time at the Lister Institute (1901-1909); Professor of new Chair of Pathological Chemistry at Faculty of Medicine in Toronto, Canada (1909-1914); succeeded J S Macdonald as Professor of Physiology at Sheffield (1914-1933); also acted as Dean of the Medical Faculty (1916-1922 and 1931-1933); Moved to Wantage (1933) then to Oxford to work with Professor John Mellanby FRS in the laboratory of physiology. Moved to Lyme Regis during Second World War, then to London and Southbourne, and finally settled in Switzerland.

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (1921)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
4/05/1911
RelationshipsFather-in-law of Lionel Sharples Penrose (FRS 1953)
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958 vol 4 pp 185-191, plate, by Rudolph Peters
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/288100058
Royal Society codeNA3217
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002667Leathes, John Beresfordnd
EC/1911/09Leathes, John Beresford: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/002666Leathes, John Beresfordnd
RR/37/58Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'A study of the metabolism of two breeds of pig: with some remarks on a third' by J DeightonOctober 1928
RR/43/91Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The effect of light on the oxidation of fats' by Colin Henry LeaFebruary 1931
RR/22/53Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The measurement of the rate of heat-loss at body temperature by convection, radiation, and evaporation' by Martin Flack, O W Griffith and Leonard Erskine Hill2 November 1915
RR/28/122Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The basal metabolism of a growing pig' by Thomas Deighton[July 1923]
NLB/58/383Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Beresford] Leathes, FRS28 April 1920
RR/30/85Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Quantitative studies concerning the distribution of arginase in fishes and other animals' by Andrew Hunter and James A Dauphinee[July 1924]
RR/31/85Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Uric Acid in the Pieridæ : A quantitative study' by Vincent Brian Wigglesworth24 September 1924
RR/34/79Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'A study of certain forms of inhibition and acceleration of haemolysis' by Eric Ponder[February 1926]
RR/33/95Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The excretion of uric acid by the kidney' by Hans Gremels and Richard BodoJune 1926
RR/34/15Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The fate of the sugar disappearing under the action of insulin' by Charles Herbert Best, J P Hoet and H P Marks[March 1926]
RR/34/17Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Oxidation and storage of glucose under the action of insulin' by Charles Herbert Best, Henry Hallett Dale, J P Hoet and H P Marks[April 1926]
RR/34/80Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The measurement of percentage haemolysis.—II' by Eric Ponder3 January 1927
RR/37/71Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Relationships between chemical composition of vegetable seed fats and their botanical origin' by Thomas Percy Hilditch9 May 1928
RR/40/82Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Monomolecular films of irradiated ergosterol in relation to the production of vitamin D' by Otto RosenheimOctober 1929
RR/41/110Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'On the optimum hydrogen ion concentration and temperature of the style enzyme of pecten maximus' by Alistair GrahamDecember 1930
RR/47/10Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The effects on dogs of large doses of calciferol (vitamin D)' by Henry Hallett Dale, A Marble and H P MarksAugust 1932
RR/45/78Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Regularities in the composition of fruit-coat fats' by Thomas Percy Hilditch[November 1932]
RR/51/72Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'On the coagulation of muscle plasma. II. The solubility of myosin' by E C Smith[December 1933]
RR/54/43Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Experimental sodium chloride deficiency in man' by Robert Alexander McCanceNovember 1935
RR/60/1Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The precursors in cows’ blood of milk fat and other milk constituents' by W Richards Graham, T S G Jones and Herbert Davenport KayJanuary 1936
RR/58/39Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The progesterone-like action of testosterone and certain related compounds' by
M Klein and Alan Sterling Parkes
October 1936
RR/63/80Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Pro-gonadotropic sera' by I W RowlandsJune 1937
RR/58/74Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Studies on the Onychophora, I. On the feeding, digestion, excretion and food storage of peripatopsis' by Sidnie Milana MantonNovember 1936
RR/58/91Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The response of the kidney to an alkalosis during salt deficiency' by Robert Alexander McCance and Elsie May WiddowsonFebruary 1936
RR/59/80Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The effect of thyroxine on milk secretion and on the phosphatase of the blood and milk of the lactating cow' by Sydney John Folley and Paul White[January 1936]
RR/65/62Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'Carbohydrate metabolism and muscular exercise' by F C Courtice, Claude Gordon Douglas and J G PriestleyNovember 1938
NLB/67/629Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Beresford] Leathes, FRS3 February 1925
NLB/65/107Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Rose] Bradford, FRS31 July 1923
NLB/65/110Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Rose] Bradford, FRS31 July 1923
NLB/70/34Copy letter from Henry Hallett Dale, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Beresford] Leathes, FRS6 December 1926
NLB/67/123Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Dugald Clerk, KBE, FRS; also sent to [Sydney] Chapman FRS; [Frederick George] Donnan FRS; [Francis William] Aston FRS; [George Clarke] Simpson FRS; [Henry Hallett] Dale FRS; [James Hartley] Ashworth FRS; [Frederick Frost] Blackman FRS; [John Beresford] Leathes FRS30 October 1924
NLB/69/218Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Thomas Renton] Elliott, FRS4 February 1926
RR/30/86Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'An approximative colorimetric method for the determination of urea, with an application to the detection and quantitative estimation of arginase' by Andrew Hunter and James A Dauphinee[July 1924]
NLB/70/224Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [John Beresford] Leathes, FRS; 2 Manchester Road, Sheffield8 January 1927
NLB/69/726Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [John Beresford] Leathes, FRS15 September 1926
RR/28/93Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The titration of amino- and carboxyl-groups in amino-acids, polypeptides, etc. Parts I—III.—Investigations with aqueous solutions' by Leslie J Harris25 August 1923
RR/34/101Referee's report by John Beresford Leathes, on a paper 'The isolation of some hitherto undescribed products of hydrolysis of proteins. —Part II' by Samuel Barnett Schryver and H W Buston[February 1926]
NLB/65/205Copy letter from William Bate Hardy, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir John [Rose] Bradford, KCMG, FRS20 September 1923
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