TitleCollection of Helen Russell
DescriptionRussell graduated in medicine from Edinburgh University in 1920 and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 1929. In 1928 she joined the Colonial Medical Service and was appointed pathologist at the Medical Research Institute, Accra, Gold Coast (Ghana). After three years she returned to London and continued her studies into relapsing fever, gaining a Diploma in Bacteriology. She returned to Edinburgh in 1940 and joined the Pathology Department. It was at this time that she collected material in the library of Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on Ballantyne. She worked at the Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester from 1944 until her retirement in 1960.

After retirement she had time to pursue her many intellectual interests. She wrote a memoir of J W Ballantyne, whose lectures she had attended as a student, and it was published in 1971. She also studied Hebrew and translated two parts of Maimonides' Wisneh Torah in 1981 in association with Rabbi J Weinberg. Finally she was interested in the Swiss psychologist C G Jung and left many books by him and his pupils to the College Library. Amongst here papers are typescripts of essays on various aspects of Jung's writings. She died in 1987.
[Source: biography in the collection by College Librarian J P S Ferguson]

Contents: File of papers used to compile Russell's obituary, 1988; papers on Russell's translation of Maimonides, 1981-1987; papers on Russell's work on C G Jung, 1984-c1987; letter from C G Jung, 1951
Extent15 files
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