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  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Disease in the UK, 1950–2000. 

    REYNOLDS, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2006-05-15)
    Cholesterol began to be accepted after the Second World War as a significant cause of atherosclerosis and associated conditions such as coronary heart disease (CHD). This Witness Seminar, chaired by Professor Michael Oliver, ...
  • Clinical Genetics in Britain: Origins and development 

    Harper, PS; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2010-06-26)
    Clinical genetics has become a major medical specialty in Britain since its beginnings with Lionel Penrose’s work on mental handicap and phenylketonuria (PKU) and John Fraser Robert’s first genetic clinic in 1946. Subsequent ...
  • Clinical Pharmacology in the UK, c.1950-2000: Industry and Regulation 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2008-12)
    Clinical pharmacology in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s was an exciting profession. Many important new drugs were developed and brought to market and a more systematic knowledge of drug effects in humans was needed, as well ...
  • Clinical Pharmacology in the UK, c.1950-2000: Influences and Institutions 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2008-12-01)
    The history of clinical pharmacology in the UK over the last half of the twentieth century is largely untold. Many important new drugs were developed and brought to market in the 1950s and 1960s ensuring the need for more ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Development of Physics Applied to Medicine in the UK, 1945–90 

    Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2006-11-19)
    In 1990 the Wellcome Trust created a History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group, associated with the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, to bring together clinicians, scientists, historians ...
  • Early Development of Total Hip Replacement 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2007-03)
    Total hip replacement effectively began in the UK in 1938 and has led to widely used, commercially successful, mass-produced devices that relieve pain for an ever increasing period. The Witness Seminar, chaired by Mr Alan ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • History of British Intensive Care, c. 1950–c. 2000 

    REYNOLDS, LA; TANSEY, EM (Queen Mary, University of London, 2011-09-28)
    Intensive care developed in the UK as a medical specialty as the result of some extraordinary circumstances and the involvement of some extraordinary people. In 1952, the polio epidemic in Copenhagen demonstrated that ...
  • History of Cervical Cancer and the Role of the Human Papillomavirus, 1960-2000 

    Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2009-12)
    The history, largely untold, of the development of cervical cytology, of effective screening and its ultimate success in reducing cervical cancer incidence and mortality, and the viral cause of cervical cancer, took place ...
  • History of Dialysis in the UK: c.1950-1980 

    Crowther, SM; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (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 ...
  • History of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children , C 1980-2000 

    Overy, C; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Queen Mary, University of London, 2012-05)
    The Avon Longitudinal Survey of Parents and Children (ALSPAC) arose from a proposal in the mid-1980s to design a cohort study in Europe which concentrated on the health of children. The UK-side of this was developed in the ...
  • History of the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 

    Overy, C; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Queen Mary, University of London, 2011-10-01)
    A National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) was proposed in the mid-1980s. This was to provide data to help predict and prevent the transmission and spread of HIV, in response to the critical need for ...
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