Document Reference NumberMS 238
TitleProfessional papers of Dr Joan B. Walker (1902-1995), physician
DescriptionThe 53 folders (some containing several files) and 2 boxes consist the following:

i) Published articles, including drafts and correspondence, c.1936-c.1984 (8 folders);

ii) unpublished lectures 1938-1973 (2 boxes);

iii) "Ibstock surveys" 1957, 1962 and 1966. Surveys (the first conducted in the UK) of numbers of diabetics in Ibstock, Leicestershire, together with their family, medical and social histories. Includes correspondence and related papers, 1956-1983 (2 folders);

iv) British Diabetic Surveys. Reports, papers and correspondence concerning diabetic surveys in various places in Britain, 1956-1978 (1 folder);

v) Photographs of the Leicester Diabetic Service, mostly originals of pictures used in an article in the Nursing Mirror, 1954, together with photographs of the Burley on the Hill Convalescent Home, Dr Walker and Dr John Hearnshaw (her successor) in 1984, and a glass bowl presented to Dr Walker in 1982 (1 folder);

vi) Lettered folders, containing correspondence, offprints, case notes, etc., on various topics: a) insulin (3 folders), b) management of diabetes (1 folder), c) diabetes in pregnancy (2 folders), e) diabetic neuropathy (1 folder), f) renal aspects of diabetes (1 folder), g) sociological implications of diabetes (1 folder), h) feet and diabetes (1 folder), i) premenstrual syndrome in diabetes, j) endocrinology (1 folder), k) nutrition (3 folders), o) oral hypoglycaemic drugs (1 folder), p) case histories (2 folders), q) blood sugar and other chemical estimations (1 folder), r) coma (1 folder), s) stress (1 folder), t) tuberculosis and diabetes (1 folder), u) epidemiology references (1 folder), v) neurological papers (1 folders), x) history of medicine in England (1 folder), y) genetics of diabetes (1 folder);

vii) Unlettered folders, contents as the lettered series, on futher topics: international research, visits and correspondence (9 folders), papers relating to the Diabetes Detection Sub-Committee of the British Diabetic Association (1 folder), European Diabetes Epidemiology Study Group meetings 1958-1975 (1 folder), Second International Congress of the International Diabetes Federation, Cambridge, 1955 (1 folder), care and aftercare of the diabetic in Leicestershire (1 folder), Leicestershire Branch of the British Diabetic Association, Annual Reports (1 folder), papers and correspondence relating to an article by Dr Walker on C. J. Bond (1856-1939), a Leicester surgeon, together with offprints of the published article in Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, v.77, pp.316-324, 1984;

viii) Folder labelled "Joan Walker Collection" including obituaries of Dr Walker and correspondence concerning her life and work.

Extent53 folders and 2 boxes
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