The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group originated as the Wellcome Trust's "History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group", set up in 1990 to develop and strengthen links between members of the biomedical research community and medical historians, and to promote and facilitate the study of the history of twentieth-century medicine and medical science by encouraging the creation and deposit of material sources for use by present and future historians.

The current digital collection compiles the interviews generated by the Group, and has been curated by Professor Tilli Tansey, Mr Adam Wilkinson, Mr Alan Yabsley and Dr Apostolos Zarros. The material in it has been linked to Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) and is citable (for more details, please consult the "How to cite" files of each entry).

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 210183).

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Contents (last update: 21-Mar-2017):

--- total entries: 56

--- total files: 262

--- audio interview transcript files: 35

--- video interview transcript files: 21

--- video interview media files: 206

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Note: The "History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection)" contains four types of files: (a) audio interview transcripts (.pdf files), (b) video interview transcripts (.pdf files), (c) video interview media files (.mp4 files; video clips corresponding to the Video Interview Transcripts archived) and (d) "how to cite" files (.docx files; guides on how to cite each of the aforementioned sources). Video interview transcripts are edited only for clarity and factual accuracy, and follow the principles of oral history methodology. However, audio interview transcripts are in most cases subject to enrichment by the interviewee and further editing. Related material has been deposited in the Wellcome Library.

Recent Submissions

  • MacLeod, Patrick: transcript of an audio interview (06-Jun-2015) 

    Tansey EM; MacLeod P; Tansey EM; Gee D; Yabsley A; Wilkinson A (2017-03-27)
    Interview with Professor Patrick MacLeod, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 06 June 2015, in Glasgow. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli ...
  • MacLeod, Patrick: transcript of a video interview (06-Jun-2015) 

    Tansey EM; MacLeod P; Tansey EM; Yabsley A; Gee D; Wilkinson A (2017-03-27)
    Interview with Professor Patrick MacLeod, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 06 June 2015, in Glasgow. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli ...
  • Harper, Peter: transcript of a video interview (06-Jun-2015) 

    Tansey EM; Harper P; Tansey EM; Yabsley A; Gee D; Wilkinson A (2017-03-20)
    Interview with Professor Peter Harper, conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 06 June 2015, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs ...
  • Ferguson-Smith, Malcolm: transcript of a video interview (06-Jun-2015) 

    Jones EM; Ferguson-Smith M; Tansey EM; Yabsley A; Gee D; Wilkinson A (2017-03-17)
    Interview with Professor Malcolm Ferguson-Smith, conducted by Ms Emma M. Jones, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 06 June 2015, in Glasgow. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli ...
  • Bakker, Bert: transcript of a video interview (27-Oct-2015) 

    Jones EM; Bakker B; Tansey EM; Jones EM; Gee D; Yabsley A; Wilkinson A (2017-03-13)
    Interview with Professor Bert Bakker, conducted by Ms Emma M. Jones, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 27 October 2015, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra ...
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