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Sir David Todd Collection

 Collection — Box: 04299
Identifier: 2017-017

Content Description

Materials related to Sir David Todd, HKU Alumnus and faculty member. Materials include articles, editorials, and in memoriam pieces written by Todd, photographs of Todd, publications of societies and professional organizations he was a member of, his calendar, notes, and the gown worn when he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate of Science.


  • 1960-2017


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Born in Guangzhou, China in 1928, Sir David Todd was a hematologist who notably served as Head of the Department of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong from 1974 to 1989. He was also the founding president of the Hong Kong College of Physicians and was instrumental in the establishment of the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine and received numerous awards and honors, including the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and the title "Knight Bachelor."

Todd joined HKU in 1947 as a student and graduated with a MBBS in 1952 and with Professor A. J. S. McFadzean helped improve medical education in Hong Kong. He passed away in 2017.


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  • Non-Todd publications, unopened stock postcards, conference handouts, articles and books unrelated to his academic work
Sir David Todd Collection Finding Aid
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Hong Kong University Archives Repository