Described occupational bladder cancer
JB ("Jim") MacAlpine was born in Accrington, the son of a wealthy colliery owner.
He was educated in London and Manchester before he started his medical career in Manchester.
After service in the army during the First World War, he settled in Salford Royal Hospital and co-wrote only the second textbook of cystoscopy to be published.
In 1929, he was the first to recognise the contribution of industrial carcinogens in the formation of bladder tumours.
He was a founder member of BAUS and the first recipeint of the St Peter's Medal in 1949.
His autograph is sourced from 1947. For more detailed biographical information, go to JB MacAlpine's entry in the Famous Urologists' Room or his entry in Plarr's Lives of the Fellows Online.
Source of the Autograph
This autograph was on an offprint of one of MacAlpine's paper given to Denis Smith Poole-Wilson. Both men wirk in Manchester and both were interested in industrial exposure to chemicals causing bladder and kidney cancer. The paper is in the Poole-Wilson collection of documents in the BAUS collection.
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