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    • The Resurgence of Breastfeeding, 1975-2000 

      Crowther, SM; Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine at UCL, 2009-03-20)
      As breast-milk substitutes became iAs breast-milk substitutes became increasingly sophisticated and heavily marketed in the mid-twentieth century, bottle-feeding became regarded worldwide as safe, convenient, normal and ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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)
      Organized with the assistance of Professor John Clifton (UCL) and chaired by Professor Peter Williams (Manchester), this seminar examined the early developments of medical physics in the UK between 1945 and 1990. Participants ...
    • 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 ...
    • The Discovery, Use and Impact of Platinum Salts as Chemotherapy Agents for Cancer 

      Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2007-10)
      Proposed by Dr Mark Walport (Wellcome Trust) this Seminar examined the discovery, use and impact of platinum salts as chemotherapy agents for cancer. Organized with the assistance of Professor Paul Andrews (St George's ...
    • Medical Ethics Education in Britain, 1963-1993 

      Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2007-11-22)
      Changing attitudes toward human experimentation along with other controversial moral issues emerged after the Second World War and, in 1963, led to the London Medical Group, organized by Ted Shotter, with similar Medical ...
    • Superbugs and Superdrugs: A history of MRSA 

      Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2008-05)
      Because of its unique adaptability and resistance to many antibacterial drugs and antiseptics, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a nosocomial menace of the present day. It has invaded medical and surgical ...
    • Peptic Ulcer: Rise and fall 

      Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL., 2002)
      In May 2000, a distinguished group of scientists and clinicians came together in a one-day meeting to discuss the recent history of peptic ulcer, and its rise and fall. Chaired by Professor Roy Pounder from the Royal Free ...
    • Leukemia 

      Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003)
      This transcript examines some of the major discoveries and developments in the management of leukaemia over the past 30 years, such as the discovery of the alkylating agents (chlorambucil and busulphan) at London’s Chester ...
    • 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, ...
    • The MRC Applied Psychology Unit 

      Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2003-06-10)
      This transcript considers the origins and impact of the MRC Applied Psychology Unit’s work from 1944 to 1998. Psychologists, clinicians, and industrial, ergonomic and occupational psychologists discuss the evolution of ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Public Health in the 1980s and 1990s: Decline and rise? 

      Berridge, V; Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Prenatal Corticosteroids for Reducing Morbidity and mortality after Preterm Birth 

      REYNOLDS, LA; Tansey, EM (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 ...
    • Innovation in Pain Management 

      Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL, 2004-12-30)
      Unrelieved pain caused by cancer is experienced by more than 5 million people worldwide, and over the past 50 years has been accepted as unnecessary by both clinicians and politicians. Major innovations in the understanding ...
    • The Rhesus Factor and Disease Prevention 

      Zallen, DT; Christie, DA; Tansey, EM (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 

      Reynolds, LA; Tansey, EM (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 ...