Wellcome Trust

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Wellcome Trust

Britain’s largest medical research charity/philanthropy, which was established in 1936 in the will of pharmaceutical tycoon, Sir Henry Wellcome.

Areas of current interest
Translational research in genetics and genomics, neuroscience, public health, developmental, ageing and chronic disease, environment, and nutrition.
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College London and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and Helen at the U.
Virginia Smith is an honorary fellow of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and was previously a Fellow of the Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine, and she has written a rich treatise about the history and current ideas about cleanliness.
Prof James, a clinical oncology expert from Birmingham University's Wellcome Institute, said: "Around 6,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with kidney cancer every year, and it kills up to 4,000 people every 12 months.
Professor Nick James, a professor in clinical oncology at Birmingham University's Wellcome Institute, believes Sutent - a course of which costs about pounds 25,000 a year -will vastly improve patients' quality of life.
In 1989, he was a visiting scholar at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London.
Once again we are indebted to the late Professor Roger French and to the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine.
It was during the 1970s that Roy became interested in the history of medicine, a field that he was increasingly to make his own, and it was only natural that, in 1979, he should move from his alma mater, Cambridge, to take up a position at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine which he retained until his retirement last year.
John Symons discusses the sly collecting habits of Sir Henry Wellcome, whose collection became both the library of the renowned Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine and the Wellcome Historical Medical Museum in London.
And the visual material on wheels supposedly designed to break the resistance of patients and fiendish devices for restraint comes from the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London and the archives of the American Psychiatric Association in Wash ington.
Andrew Wear is an historian based at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine in London.
This brochure is part of the Patient Wellness Series produced by the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and funded by an educational grant from Glaxo Wellcome Institute for Digestive Health.