Historical Perspectives on the Role of the MRC: Essays in the History of the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom and Its Predecessor, the Medical Research Committee, 1913-1953

Historical Perspectives on the Role of the MRC: Essays in the History of the Medical Research Council of the United Kingdom and Its Predecessor, the Medical Research Committee, 1913-1953

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Overview

This volume explores the role and accomplishments of the British Medical Research Council in the first half of the twentieth century. It reviews work undertaken by this important research body, as well as information on the organization's relationship with the Ministry of Health, the Colonial Office, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and industry and pharmaceutical companies. Internal influences such as the leadership of MRC secretaries are considered, while external forces which helped shape Council policy area covered in depth. The book will place the work of the MRC in a broad context, examining its impact both nationally and internationally, helping the reader to gain a complete understanding of this key institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780192616517
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/07/1989
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.31(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Oxford University

University of Auckland

Table of Contents

1. Tuberculosis and the MRC, Linda Bryder

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