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(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 ...
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 ...
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 ...