Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust hold the archive of Sir Ludwig Guttmann (1899-1980). The collection covers most of Sir Ludwig’s career, although there is relatively little on the earlier years in Germany before he emigrated with his family to the UK in 1939. There is some personal and biographical material, and a typescript autobiography, similar to the one held in the WheelPower archive but without the handwritten notation. There are a number of items relating to Stoke Mandeville Hospital and its work in the rehabilitation of paraplegics, which Sir Ludwig pioneered. There is also some material, mostly photographs, relating to the International Paralympics which developed from his initiatives at Stoke Mandeville.  Material covers the period 1914-1981.

This collection entry was last updated on 13/07/2015. Information incorrect or out-of-date?