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Title Harvey, Lt. Col. Frederick
Date 1908-1918
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Name Harvey, Frederick

Offprint containing three articles written by Captain Frederick Harvey for the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1908, collectively titled: Principal diseases affecting troops and animals of Sierra Leone: including the treatment of animal trypanosomiasis, London: John Bale, Sons & Danielsson, 1908.Illustrated.

Scrapbook using pages from the Bombay Presidency Branch of the Imperial Indian Relief Fund. War 1914-1915. Interim Report, Bombay, The Times Press, 1915. Items in this are dated from 4 August 1914 through to 1918 and it contains a mixture of photographs and printed pictures of Frederick Harvey, and ambulances, in India, pasted in over existing images and text, some of which have manuscript annotations about Frederick Harvey's service.

Three sepia photographs: one dated on the reverse, 1914-1918, shows Frederick Harvey sitting centre-front in a photograph of four rows of British (some R.A.M.C.) and Indian soldiers, along with two female nurses; one has Frederick Harvey in the centre of a number of male and female members of the R.A.M.C. ("No. 3" has been written on the reverse); and one depicts Frederick Harvey standing with two unknown officers ("No. 4" has been written on the reverse).

Historical Background

Harvey, [William?] Frederick (fl. 1906-1924) - around 1906 he was awarded a Diploma in Public Health (University of London) (British Medical Journal, 3 February 1906, p. 299). At this time, with the title Captain, he was a member of the Royal Army Medical Corp (R.A.M.C.), a Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians (L.R.C.P.), a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons (M.R.C.S.) and a Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries (L.S.A). In the years immediately following this, he spent time in Sierra Leone, as Special Sanitary Medical Officer, working on a cure for animal trypanosomiasis. This culminated in articles for the Jourrnal of the R.A.M.C. in 1908.

From 1908-1912 he was stationed in India, and in 1912 attended the All-India Sanitary Conference, Madras, as William Frederick Harvey, M.B., D.P.H., I.M.S. (Indian Medical Service), Officiating Director of the Central Research Institute, Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh, India.

During the First World War he was stationed in India with the R.A.M.C. In 1914-1915 he was Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (D.A.D.M.S.), Southern Command in Bombay, training staff for the British and Indian Expeditionary Forces. It appears that around this time he had some responsibility for the "Harvey-Blackham" standard pattern of St. John's ambulances fitted out in Bombay and dispatched to India, East Africa and Mesopotamia, with Indian Expeditionary Forces, A, B, C, D, E and F. In 1917-1918 he was Lt. Col., Assistant Director of Medical Service (A.D.M.S.), North Command.

In 1924, Frederick Harvey is mentioned in relation to the Territorial Army R.A.M.C. as having attained the age limit for retirement and being able to retain the rank of Captain (British Medical Journal. Supplement, 15 March 1924, p. 139).

Blackham, Major Robert James (fl. 1914-1918) - Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire (C.I.E.), General Secretary of the Indian Branch of the St. John Ambulance Association. Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps in India ca. 1915.

Acquisition Details Donated by his granddaughter Mrs Dawn Walker, 1st November 2010.
Accession Number 1772
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Language English
Related Material In the Wellcome Library: The Royal Army Medical Corps Muniment Collection is held as RAMC.
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