Library Weekly: Davidson Nicol

Davidson Nicol, London Hospital Medical College, c.1948 (Source: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0)On 14 September 1924, Sierra Leone Creole academic, diplomat, physician, writer and poet Davidson Sylvester Hector Willoughby Nicol CMG, pen named Abioseh Nicol, was born in Freetown. He was able to secure degrees in the arts, science and commercial disciplines. Nicol also contributed to medical science when he was the first to analyse the breakdown of insulin in the human body, a discovery which was a breakthrough for the treatment of diabetes. Davidson Nicol is featured in our Library Weekly.