Now showing items 1-4 of 4
Prenatal Corticosteroids for Reducing Morbidity and mortality after Preterm Birth
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2005-12-20)
In 1959 the New Zealand obstetrician Graham (Mont) Liggins began investigating mechanisms that triggered premature labour. Supported by the Wellcome Trust, he examined the effects of hormones on labour in sheep, and ...
Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis and Coronary Disease in the UK, 1950–2000.
(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, ...
History of British Intensive Care, c. 1950–c. 2000
(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 ...
WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
(Queen Mary, University of London, 2012-05-28)
The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the first global convention on public health. Comprehensive tobacco control had been the subject of 20 resolutions – consensus statements ...