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History of Dialysis in the UK: c.1950-1980
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2009-12)
Dialysis, the first technological substitution for organ function, is significant not only for the numbers of patients who have benefited. It contributed to the emergence of the field of medical ethics and the development ...
The Resurgence of Breastfeeding, 1975-2000
(Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine at UCL, 2009-03-20)
As breast-milk substitutes became iAs breast-milk substitutes became increasingly sophisticated and heavily marketed in the mid-twentieth century, bottle-feeding became regarded worldwide as safe, convenient, normal and ...
The Medicalization of Cannabis
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, 2010-06-21)
Cannabis has been considered as both an illicit drug and a medicine throughout its history. Introduced to the UK as a medicine in the nineteenth century, its medical utility was limited and it was not until tetrahydrocannabinol ...