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Clinical research in Britain 1950–1980

Reynolds, L. and Tansey, E. (Eds). (2000) Clinical research in Britain 1950–1980. Wellcome Witnesses to Twentieth Century Medicine: Vol.7. Wellcome Trust: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

What is clinical research? The growth of clinical research in the UK since the Second World War is examined, including the 1953 Cohen Report and the subsequent creation of the Medical Research Council’s Clinical Research Board. Lord Walton of Detchant, as Chairman, guided the discussion on the inter-relationships between the MRC, the NHS, the Royal Colleges, other professional bodies and other funding organizations. Among other issues were the changes imposed by Government policy over the period, the influence of the early clinical research fellowships, growth of clinical career structures, planning of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park, the tropical research units, and the effects of the Rothschild and Dainton reports on funding for clinical research and the role of the Chief Scientist. Participants include: Sir Douglas Black, Sir John Gray, Sir Raymond Hoffenberg, Dr Sheila Howarth, Professor Peter Lachmann, Sir Patrick Nairne, Professor Sir Stanley Peart and Dr Peter Williams. Introduction by Dr David Gordon, vi, 74pp, 2 tables, subject and name index.

Type: Book
Title: Clinical research in Britain 1950–1980
ISBN: 1841290165
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/publications/wellcome...
Language: English
Additional information: A Witness Seminar held at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London, on 9 June 1998
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2073
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