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Correspondence between Norman Dott, Lord Adrian and others, 1948, 1957

Identifier: Coll-32/H.7

Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Norman Dott, Lord Adrian and others including Juan Carlos Christensen, dated 1948 and 1957. The correspondence is mainly regarding 'phantom pain' and its treatment (Adrian's wife had undergone above-knee amputation as a result of a climbing accident in the Lakes in 1942), but it includes much interesting material on perception, the training of animals (including Dott's dogs), recollections of Pavlov, Cushing (it includes an operation performed by Cushing during a visit by Pavlov) and others. It includes bibliographical references on causalgia and phantom pain sent to Dott by Mr. D.L.I. Griffiths; Dott's letter of thanks, October 1948, in which he asks to be remembered 'kindly to Charnley [Sir John Charnley] to ask him to let him know how his new hip arthrodesis procedure gets on; and a draft of a paper, and correspondence on a similar subject, with Juan Carlos Christensen, dated 1957.


  • 1948, 1957


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From the Fonds: 28 boxes

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