We were saddened to learn of the death of Professor Herbert Gilles last month. Prof Gilles was a memorable contributor to our Wellcome Witness Seminar 'British Contributions to Medical Research and Education in Africa after the Second World War'.
Professor Herbert Gilles (b. 1921) was a member of the scientific staff in the MRC Unit in The Gambia from 1954 to 1958 when he was appointed lecturer at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, seconded to the University of Ibadan until 1965, later Professor of Preventive and Social Medicine there. He returned to Liverpool as Senior Lecturer, then Professor of Tropical Medicine in 1970 until his retirement in 1986, later Emeritus.
A transcript of 'British Contributions to Medical Research and Education in Africa after the Second World War' is available here.
Prof Gilles is remembered in a press release on the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine website: http://www.lstmed.ac.uk/news-events/news/in-memoriam-emeritus-dean-and-professor-in-tropical-medicine-herbert-michael-gilles