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Papers of Frederick Orpen Bower
    Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower 1917-1922
        Correspondence of Frederick Orpen Bower, Luigi Buscalioni to Robert Chapman Davie

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Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from AK Chalmers

Item Summary

Reference Code

GB 0248 DC 002/14/106

Date(s)

28 December 1917

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1

letter

Name of creator

Chalmers | AK | fl1917 | medical officer of health

Scope and Content

Scope and Content

Letter to Frederick Orpen Bower from AK Chalmers in which he explains that a Glasgow and West of Scotland branch of the National Council for Combatting Venereal Disease has recently been formed and that they wished to hold a lecture series on reproduction as a physiological function. He asks Bower to do a few lectures illustrating the various functions of plant life and explains that they hope Sir John Graham Kerr might do the same for animal life, that James Francis Gemmell might take human reproduction as his subject and that J Arthur Thomson might deal with the question of functionaity generally. They feel that dealing with the subject in this way might pave the way for future propaganda concerning the disease.

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