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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Had it not been for her story being recorded in a battered volume of 18th century pamphlets, discovered by chance in 2001 in the library of the Wellcome Institute by author Sarah Bakewell, it might never her resulting book The Smart: The True Story of Margaret Caroline Rudd and the Unfortunate Perreau Brothers, pictured below, is one of two to have been written about the woman whose sordid career shocked London society but who ended up dying in obscurity.
College London and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, and Helen at the U.
In 1930 the Wellcome Institute obtained from Hickman's family the letters which proved Hickman's early contribution to anaesthesia, and displayed them in its museum.
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.
* 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.