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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 ...
Short-Course Chemotherapy for Tuberculosis
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2005-07-30)
The introduction in 1952 of isoniazid established the standard treatment of streptomycin, isoniazid and either thiacetazone or para-aminosalicylic acid for pulmonary tuberculosis. To achieve good results, patients had to ...
The Recent History of Platelets in Thrombosis and Other Disorders
(Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine, 2005-07-29)
The recent history of research on platelets and its applications in medicine started with the introduction of ex vivo methods for studying platelet behaviour. The Witness Seminar held on 25 November 2003, chaired by Professor ...