Kevin BrownKevin Brown has been Trust Archivist at St Mary's Hospital, Paddington, since 1989, subsequently Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, and Curator of the Alexander Fleming Laboratory Museum which he set up in 1993. He studied history at Hertford College, University of Oxford, and qualified as an archivist at University College, London. He has worked at the Bodleian Library in Oxford and also been archivist to a girls' school and a film archive in his time. Historian, author, speaker, archivist and museum curator are all roles he has played.

His biography of Alexander Fleming was ironically the book he had never planned to write as, on his appointment to set up an archives service at St Mary's Hospital, he had decided that he would avoid such a controversial subject. It was not meant to be and Kevin was soon being cited as an authority on Fleming and the story of penicillin, a spur to knowing even more and sharing that knowledge. Once on the roll of writing, he then turned his attention to other areas of medical history including naval medicine.

From 2001-2004, Kevin was Chairman of the London Museums of Health and Medicine, leading this network of medical museums in London at a time of change in the heritage world. A Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, he is a Freeman of the City of London. He is also Honorary Secretary and a Trustee of the registered charity St Mary's Hospital Association.

AOS Naval Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  The Seasick Admiral Nelson and the Health of the Navy

AOS Other Non Fiction

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Year  Book  Comment
  Passage to the World The Emigrant Experience 1807-1939
  Poxed and Scurvied The Story of Sickness & Health at Sea

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