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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 ...
Public Health in the 1980s and 1990s: Decline and rise?
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2006-03-15)
The 1974 reorganization of the National Health Service was largely seen as a disaster for the public health profession. The post of Medical Officer of Health, with its links to local government, was replaced by the community ...
The Rhesus Factor and Disease Prevention
(Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2004-12)
Consists of the edited transcripts of Witness SeThe prevention of rhesus disease of the newborn is a stunning medical success story. This disease afflicted thousands of newborns each year, causing serious health problems, ...
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 ...