Singer, Charles, 1876-1960

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Historian of science and medicine.

From the description of Letter, 1921, Oct. 25 : Highgate Village [England] to Sir D'Arcy. (Duke University). WorldCat record id: 31821800

George Washington Corner worked as an anatomist, endocrinologist, and medical historian.

From the guide to the George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982, (American Philosophical Society)

Writer Betsy Copping Corner, wife of endocrinologist George Washington Corner, covered medical history and wrote book reviews; she also edited the diary of William Shippen, Jr. and the letters of John Fothergill.

From the guide to the Betsy Copping Corner papers, 1935-1974, 1935-1974, (American Philosophical Society)

Charles Joseph Singer (MA, DM, D.Litt., Hon D.Sc., FRCP) was born on 2 November 1876 in London. He studied at University College London, and from 1896-99 he studied zoology at Oxford, graduating BA, BCh. In 1903 he qualified from St Mary's Hospital Medical School MRCS LRCP. He gained other degrees honours during his career: MA MD; FRCP; Honorary DSc. From 1904-1908 Singer held various hospital posts in England and abroad, including Sussex County Hospital; Brighton; Government House, Singapore; Abyssinia (Medical Officer to expedition); Malta and Salonica, where he returned during the First World War when he served with the RAMC.

Singer held various posts throughout his career: Registrar to the Cancer Hospital, London; Physician to Dreadnought Hospital; Lecturer in history of medicine at University College London, as well as work abroad, including Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkley.

He married Dorothea Waley Cohen, eldest daughter of Nathaniel L Cohen and Julia M Waley in 1910, with whom he was awarded the Sarton Medal of the History of Science Society of America.

He held a number of secretaryships and presidential posts, including Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Medicine (Historical Section), 1916-1919; President RSM (Historical Section), 1920-1922; President of Third International Congress of History of Medicine, 1922 and President of Acad?mie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences. He retired in 1942.

Charles Singer died on 10 June, 1960 at home in Par, Cornwall. Dorothea Singer died on 24 June, 1964.

From the guide to the Papers of: Singer, Charles Joseph (1876-1960), and Singer, Dorothea Waley (1882-1964), 1878-1964, (Wellcome Library)

Charles Joseph Singer (MA, DM, D.Litt.,Hon D.Sc., FRCP), born 2 Nov 1876, London; studied University College London, and from 1896-1899 studied zoology at Oxford, graduating BA, BCh.; qualified from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School MRCS LRCP, 1903. He gained other degrees honours during his career: MA MD; FRCP; Honorary DSc. From 1904-1908 Singer held various posts in England and abroad, including Sussex County Hospital; Brighton; Government House, Singapore; Abyssinia (Medical Officer to exhibition); Malta and Salonica, where he trained during the First World War when he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Singer held various posts throughout his career: Registrar to the Cancer Hospital, London; Physician to the Dreadnought Hospital; Lecturer in the history of medicine at University College London, as well as work abroad including Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley.

From the guide to the Singer, Charles (1876-1960): Correspondence relating to Jewish academics in Nazi Germany (microfilm), 1935-1936, (Wiener Library)

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referencedIn Huxley, Julian, 1887-1975. Papers, 1899-1980. Rice University, Fondren Library
referencedIn Corner, George Washington, 1889-1981. Papers, 1903-1982. American Philosophical Society Library
creatorOf [Charles Joseph Singer, biographical materials] University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System
creatorOf Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960. [Letter] 1936 August 21, Kilmarth, Par, Cornwall [to] R.M. Dawkins / Charles Singer. - 1936. University of Oxford
creatorOf Karpinski, Louis Charles, 1878-1956. Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1901-1955. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf George Washington Corner papers, 1889-1981, 1903-1982 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Corner, Betsy Copping, 1888-1976. Papers, 1935-1974. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn Julian Sorell Huxley papers MS 50., 1899-1980 Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, TX
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creatorOf Betsy Copping Corner papers, 1935-1974, 1935-1974 American Philosophical Society
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referencedIn William Albert Locy (1857-1924) Papers, 1901-1924 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, R-Z, and unidentified. Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard
referencedIn Papers of: Singer, Charles Joseph (1876-1960), and Singer, Dorothea Waley (1882-1964), 1878-1964 Wellcome Library
referencedIn Tolansky, Samuel, 1926-1973 Senate House Library, University of London
referencedIn William B. Provine collection of evolutionary biology reprints, 20th century. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
creatorOf Singer, Charles (1876-1960): Correspondence relating to Jewish academics in Nazi Germany (microfilm), 1935-1936 Wiener Library
referencedIn Locy, William A. (William Albert), 1857-1924. Papers, 1901-1924. Northwestern University
referencedIn Taylor, William J. (William Johnson), 1861-1936. Letters, 1892-1933. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
referencedIn Louis Charles Karpinski papers, 1838-1889 and 1901-1955 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
creatorOf Papers of: Singer, Charles Joseph (1876-1960), and Singer, Dorothea Waley (1882-1964), 1878-1964 Wellcome Library
creatorOf Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960. Letter, 1921, Oct. 25 : Highgate Village [England] to Sir D'Arcy. Duke University, Medical Center Library & Archives
referencedIn Locy, William A. (William Albert), 1857-1924. William A. Locy Papers, 1901-1924. Northwestern University
creatorOf O'Malley, Charles Donald. Papers, 1847-1983. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Papers of Charles Singer, 1935-1944 University of Southampton Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Roy Vernon Sowers Papers, 1920-1984 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Singer, Charles Joseph, 1876-1960. [Letter] 1936 August 18, Cornwall [to] R.M. Dawkins / Charles Singer. - 1936. University of Oxford
referencedIn Sowers, Roy Vernon, 1897-. Correspondence, 1952-1957. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Cohn, Alfred E. (Alfred Einstein), 1879-1957. Papers, 1920-1954. Rockefeller Archive Center, Rockefeller University, Pocantico Hills
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Death 1960-06-10

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