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  • Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Volume 1 

    Tansey, EM; Christie, DA; Reynolds, LA; Catterall, PP; Willhoft, SV (Wellcome Trust, 1998-04)
    Four Witness Seminar transcripts of meetings held between 1993 and 1996: ‘Technology Transfer in Britain: The case of Monoclonal Antibodies’ (E M Tansey and P P Catterall, eds); ‘Self and Non-Self: A History of Autoimmunity’ ...
  • Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Volume 2 

    Tansey, EM; Christie, DA; Reynolds, LA (Wellcome Trust, 1998-09)
    Second volume of four Witness Seminar transcripts of meetings held between 1996 and 1997: ‘Making the Human Body Transparent: The Impact of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance and Magnetic Resonance Imaging’ (Tansey E M, Christie ...
  • Haemophilia: Recent history of clinical management 

    Tansey EM; Christie DA (Wellcome Institute, 1999)
    Scientists, haematologists, carers and haemophiliacs themselves discussed the changes in the treatment and clinical management of haemophilia over the past 50 years and highlighted important events, such as the extraordinary ...
  • Early Heart Transplant Surgery in the UK 

    Tansey, EM; Reynolds, LA (Wellcome Trust, 1999)
    Some of the key players in the early heart transplant operations in the UK gathered to consider the events of 1968, when the first transplants took place and their immediate and long-term implications. Not only were surgical ...
  • Looking at the Unborn: Historical aspects of obstetric ultrasound 

    Tansey, EM; Christie, DA (Wellcome Trust, 2000)
    The obstetric ultrasound scanner had its major origins in a programme of research undertaken in Glasgow in the 1950s and 1960s, under the leadership of the obstetrician, Professor Ian Donald. Donald’s work was characterized ...
  • Origins of Neonatal Intensive Care 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2000)
    Chaired by Professor Robert Boyd, this seminar reviewed the development and changes in care of the newborn in the UK over the past 50 years. Advances in techniques were described, such as mechanical ventilation, total ...
  • Intestinal Absorption 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust, 2000)
    A record of a meeting chaired by Lord Turnberg that brought together those from laboratory research and medical practice to discuss some of the key aspects of intestinal absorption, including work on basic physiological ...
  • Clinical Research in Britain 1950-1980 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust, 2000)
    What is clinical research? The growth of clinical research in the UK since the Second World War is examined, including the 1953 Cohen Report and the subsequent creation of the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Research ...
  • Post Penicillin Antibiotics: From acceptance to resistance? 

    Tansey, EM; Reynolds, LA (Wellcome Trust, 2000)
    The introduction of penicillin during the Second World War led to a revolution in both drug development and therapeutics. Several important themes emerged during the course of the meeting – the discovery of the antimicrobial ...
  • British Contributions to Medical Research and Education in Africa after the Second World War 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2001)
    Differences in health services, research and medical education between British East and West Africa over the period to 1980, including the effects of the transition to independent states, were discussed by witnesses with ...
  • Maternal Care 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2001)
    In June 2000 a distinguished group of obstetricians, midwives, general practitioners, and medical statisticians came together to discuss maternal care. Chaired by Professor James Drife from Leeds, discussion ranged over ...
  • Childhood asthma and beyond 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust, 2001)
    Consists of the edited transcripts of Witness Seminars organized by the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group and held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.
  • Population-based Research in South Wales: The MRC Pneumoconiosis Research Unit and the MRC Epidemiology Unit 

    Ness, AR; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2002)
    Population-based research in south Wales was initially to investigate occupational lung disease in miners. Archie Cochrane, the renowned epidemiologist, and his clinical and environmental studies group at the Pneumoconiosis ...
  • Peptic Ulcer: Rise and fall 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL., 2002)
    In May 2000, a distinguished group of scientists and clinicians came together in a one-day meeting to discuss the recent history of peptic ulcer, and its rise and fall. Chaired by Professor Roy Pounder from the Royal Free ...
  • Leukemia 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003)
    This transcript examines some of the major discoveries and developments in the management of leukaemia over the past 30 years, such as the discovery of the alkylating agents (chlorambucil and busulphan) at London’s Chester ...
  • The MRC Applied Psychology Unit 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003-06-10)
    This transcript considers the origins and impact of the MRC Applied Psychology Unit’s work from 1944 to 1998. Psychologists, clinicians, and industrial, ergonomic and occupational psychologists discuss the evolution of ...
  • Genetic Testing 

    TANSEY, EM; CHRISTIE, DA (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003-12-08)
    Remarkable strides were made in the twentieth century in understanding the basis of heredity and in deciphering how the genes, the units of heredity, function. Chaired by Professor Marcus Pembrey, and attended by a group ...
  • Foot and Mouth Disease: The 1967 outbreak and its aftermath 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003-12-08)
    In 1967–68 Britain experienced the worst foot and mouth disease (FMD) epidemic of the twentieth century. Attributed to pig swill containing infected Argentine lamb, 2,228 outbreaks were recorded during a nine-month period, ...
  • Environmental Toxicology: The legacy of Silent Spring 

    Tansey, EM; Christie, DA (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2004-07-15)
    The period immediately following the Second World War brought great hopes of continuing benefits from widespread use of organo-chlorine and organophosphorus insecticides and other pesticides whilst the health risks of ...
  • Cystic Fibrosis 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust, 2004-07-15)
    In the 1930s, when cystic fibrosis (CF) was first clearly recognised, it was a disorder that inevitably led to death in early childhood from respiratory failure and malnutrition. Since that time, antibiotic treatment and ...
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