Name of Creator Lyell, Alan (British dermatologist : 1917-2007)
Language of Material English
Physical Description 0.3 metres
Scope and Content
Notes, correspondence, research and patient samples relating to Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, 1956-1979
Published articles by Lyell and others, 1946-1983
Book reviews written by Lyell, 1962-1983
Administrative / Biographical History
Alan Lyell was a dermatologist primarily known for his work on the staphylococcal form of Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, sometimes called “Lyell’s Disease.”
Born in India, he studied at Cambridge University and St Thomas’ Hospital, in London, qualifying in 1942.
He served with the Royal Army Medicine Corps, from 1942: he was wounded in Normandy 1944 and demobilised in 1946.
Between 1946 and 1954 he worked at St Thomas’, Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh. In 1954 he was appointed consultant dermatologist at the Royal Infirmary Aberdeen and remained there until 1962.
In 1962 he became consultant dermatologist in administrative charge at Glasgow Royal Infirmary. During his time in Glasgow he was also a clinical lecturer in dermatology at the University of Glasgow.
Alan Lyell retired in 1980. In 2006 The Alan Lyell Centre for Dermatology was named in his honour. He died November 2nd 2007.
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Fond level description compiled by Esther McLaughlin, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Archive Volunteer, 30 May 2019.
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HB14 Glasgow Royal Infirmary