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GASSED: British chemical warfare experiments on humans at Porton Down

  • GASSED
  • Collection
  • 1915-2000

Papers, 1915-2000, relating to background research by Rob Evans for his book, Gassed: British chemical warfare experiments on humans at Porton Down (House of Stratus, London, 2000), including: copy Public Record Office papers, 1915-1919, relating to the development and use of poison gas on the Western Front, World War One; copy Public Record Office papers relating to meetings of the Chemical Defence Advisory Board of the Advisory Council on Scientific Research and Technical Development, 1947-1968; copy Public Record Office papers relating to the testing of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), 1954-1967; Porton Down annual reports, 1991-1994; Public Record Office papers on the testing of V class nerve agents, 1961-1964; copy Public Record Office papers, 1921-1953, on the use of tear gas in the British Empire; papers on the development and use of CS tear gas, 1919-2000; papers on the use of pepper spray, 1922-1999; copy Public Record Office papers on the testing of radioactive material, 1956-1964; Public Record Office papers relating to biological warfare trials, 1953-1977; transcripts of interviews done by Observer Films for ITV documentary, Secrets of Porton Down , broadcast 1994; copies of parliamentary answers relating to chemical testing on volunteers, 1995-2000

Evans, Robert, b 1964, journalist and author

COPPING, Alice Mary (1906-1996)

  • Q/PP4
  • Collection
  • 1921-1985

Papers of Alice Mary Copping, 1921-1985, relating to nutrition, comprising correspondence, research papers and publications. Correspondence notably includes letters regarding Dame Harriet Chick, including a letter from P M Victory at The British Nutrition Foundation, thanking Copping for forwarding Chick's introduction to a lecture and for Copping's participation in a lecture, 1975; a letter from Dr George Pitt of The British Journal of Nutrition thanking Copping for a photograph of Chick, enclosed with the letter, 1978; correspondence also includes letters from A N Duckham of University of Reading, 1973-1978 and Sue Papworth of ASP Biological and Medical Press B V, 1976 both regarding the publication of 'Food production and consumption: The efficiency of human food chains and nutrient cycles', which contains a chapter written by Copping.The collection also includes published articles by Copping notably including 'Planning Nutrition Education in Developing Countries', 1968 and 'Nutrition and Growth', 1964; publications from institutions including Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine, including 'Monkey welfare' by E M Hume, 1956 and copies of Nutrition History Notes, 1979-1985 and other newsletters. The collection also includes glass slides labelled 'pantotheine', housed in envelopes addressed to Copping. Pantotheine is a derivative of pantothenic acid (vitamin E), these slides reflect Copping's interest and research in vitamins and nutrition.The collection also contains publications regarding nutrition worldwide including dietry surveys of Indians and Fijians and a section concerning Vienna, comprising an article entitled 'Ætiology of Rickets in infants: Prophylactic and Curative Observations at the Vienna University Kinderklinik', by Harriette Chick and others, 1922 and 'Hunger- Osteomalacia in Vienna, 1920. Its relation to diet', by Elsie J Danyell and Harriette Chick, 1921 and four black and white photographs depicting undernourished children in Vienna, [1921-1922].

Copping, Alice Mary, 1906-1996, lecturer at Queen Elizabeth College

GUNN, John Charles (b 1937)

  • IOP/PP2
  • Collection
  • 1962-2002

Papers of John Gunn, 1926-2002, including extensive correspondence, notes, memoranda, funding applications, lecture presentations and press cuttings. The collection includes: files concerning the administration of the Institute of Psychiatry and its Department of Forensic Psychiatry, 1975-2000 (including policy, planning, funding, assessments and staffing), and the running of the Denis Hill Unit forensic in-patient service, Bethlem Royal Hospital, 1985-1998; published articles, book, chapters and book reviews by Gunn, 1966-2001, on topics including epilepsy, aggression, sex offenders, mental health legislation and suicide prevention in prison; research and research applications, 1966-2001, on topics including epileptic offenders, violence, and the discharge and subsequent care of Special Hospital patients; psychiatric questionnaires and assessments, 1967-1988; files relating to the Home Office, chiefly 1966-2000, and relating to the treatment of mentally disordered offenders, also copy medical evidence given to the Wolfenden Committee on Homosexual Offences and Prostitution, 1954, and papers relating to the May enquiry, 1989-1992, into the convictions for IRA bombings in Guildford and Woolwich, 1974.Prison Service correspondence and reports, 1975-2000, covering the provision of secure psychiatric units and psychiatric care of the general prison population; papers, 1975-2000, relating to the UK Special Hospitals (high security psychiatric hospitals), and to Grendon experimental prison for offenders with antisocial personality disorders; correspondence, meeting papers and background information on the impact of amendments and proposed amendments to UK mental health legislation, 1972-2000, including the Floud Committee on dangerous offenders, 1976-1981, and the work of the Parliamentary Mental Health Group in formulating policy to restrict the spread of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome), 1987-1988; reports and correspondence, 1972-2001, relating to the conduct of psychiatry, psychiatric facilities and prison welfare in countries including Australia, China, Egypt, Greece, Ireland and Turkey; papers, 1967-1999, relating to the Effra Trust, founded by Gunn in 1974 to provide accommodation and support to homeless male ex-offenders suffering from physical or mental disability.

Gunn, John Charles, b 1937, forensic psychiatrist

US ARMY PAPERS ON US ARMED FORCES IN VIETNAM, 1954-1975

  • MF792-MF812
  • Collection
  • 1966-1979

US Armed Forces in Vietnam, 1954- 1975 are microfilmed copies of official and unofficial papers relating to the US Army involvement in the Vietnam War, 1954-1975. Papers are categorised into the following sections: 'Vietnam: Reports of US Army Operations', US Army after action reports during the Vietnam War, 1966-1969; 'Vietnam: US Army senior Officer Debriefing Reports', senior US Army officer debriefing reports during the Vietnam War, 1968-1973; 'Vietnam: Lessons Learned', post-action analyses of the conflict in Vietnam, 1972-1980, and; 'Indochina Studies', reports presented to the US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC, relating to the effect of the Vietnam War on the Republic of Vietnam, Cambodia (and later the Khmer Republic), and Laos, 1979-1980. US Army after action reports presented to the US Adjutant General's Office (Army), Washington, DC, relate to military operations, including the US joint operation, Operation CRIMP, the attack by air and land to strike at Viet Cong strongholds in the Republic of Vietnam (RVN), Jan 1966; and, search and destroy missions and military operations pursued in the Republic of Vietnam by US 1 Infantry Div, US 1 Cavalry Div, US 1 Cavalry Div, US 25 Infantry Div, US 18 Infantry Div, US 101 Airborne Div (Airmobile), US 1 Air Cavalry Div, US 4 Infantry Div, US 11 Armored Cavalry Regt, 1 Australian Task Force, US 1 Special Forces, Feb 1966-Apr 1969. Senior officer debriefing reports presented to the Adjutant General's Office (Army), Washington, DC, relate to US Army organisation and command; Vietnamese local government counterinsurgency actions; the Mission of the US Army Support Command, Saigon; the causative factors of Vietnamese insurgency; US psychological operations (PSYOPS); US Army medical statistics; the US pacification program; the US 101 Airborne Div (Airmobile) re-organisation following the Tet Offensive, 30 Jan- 24 Feb 1968; US Special Forces assistance to the Vietnamese Special Forces; land clearing in Indochina; US Long Range Patrol Activities; the Phoenix Program; the process of 'Vietnamization'; and, the US Army Drug Abuse Program, Feb 1968-Nov 1972. Papers presented to the US Department of the Army on lessons learned from the Vietnam War primarily relate to base development in the Republic of Vietnam; US Army communications and electronics; airmobility; riverine operations; US Army Special Forces operations; US Army command and control; financial management of the campaign in Vietnam; logistics and support; US military intelligence; US tactical and material innovations; allied participation and contributions to the war; US training of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam; and, the effect of the war on the US soldier, 1972-1980. 'Indochinese Studies' papers presented to the US Army Center of Military History, Washington, DC, relate to the Vietnam War and its effect on Cambodia and the communist Khmer Rouge; the North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong Easter Offensive against the Republic of Vietnam; the effect of the pacification program on the South Vietnamese population; the state of Royal Lao Army; and, the effect of the war on South Vietnamese society and the Republic of Vietnam Armed Forces, 1979- 1980.

BUCHANAN, Dr Alec William (b 1958)

  • IOP/PP8
  • Collection
  • [1984]-2001

The collection consists of working papers relating to Buchanan's professional career as a forensic psychiatrist in the UK, [1984]-2001, chiefly research papers relating to the Special Hospitals Service Authority and psychiatric reports relating to Maudsley Hospital patients. Section 1 comprises papers arising from the daily administrative operations of Maudsley Hospital London. Section 2 contains research notes, questionnaires and criminal record 'multiple enquiry forms' produced from the Home Office Offenders Index. This material relates to an unpublished study conducted by Buchanan, 1992-1995, of discharged special hospital patients convicted of violent re-offences. The findings, intended to inform the decision making of those entrusted with the care of special hospital patients, were funded by the Special Hospitals Service Authority. There are also confidential psychiatric reports (see ref 3/1 to 3/6), produced by forensic psychiatrists at Maudsley Hospital, London. The reports evaluate an individual's competency to stand trial, defences based on mental diseases or defects (for instance the "insanity" defence), and sentencing recommendations. Section 4 contains questionnaires relating to a project funded by the John D and Catherine T MacArthur Foundation focused on developing the Maudsley Assessment of Delusions Schedule to provide a more accurate and effective way of assessing patient's delusions. Section 5 consists of papers relating a psychiatric case assessed by Buchanan in his capacity as a member of the Serious Untoward Incident Panel of the Hounslow and Spelthorne Community and Mental Health NHS Trust. The collection also includes photocopies of articles from medical publications and on-line resources compiled by Buchanan which relate to the ethical connotations of patient confidentiality in connection with medical trials and research (see ref 6/1).

Buchanan, Alec William, b 1958, forsenic psychiatrist