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Sir Iain Chalmers archive (20th C.)

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A personal archive of the founder of the Cochrane Collaboration, and a leading proponent of evidence-based healthcare. Personal papers relating to Iain Chalmers’ attendance at study groups, conferences and symposiums, service on committees, forums, working parties, steering groups and advisory groups, teaching and examination duties in higher education, independent reviews and references, and membership of professional networks.

Date range: 1976-2008

Strengths: An essential resource for the study of the history of evidence-based healthcare in the UK.  

Size: 43 boxes, 7.5 metres

Language: English

Keywords: Healthcare, systematic reviews, perinatal care, nursing, midwifery, paediatrics, smoking, neonatology, nutrition, epidemiology, obstetrics, gynaecology  

Notes: For other papers related to epidemiology, see the UK Cochrane Centre archive, John Pemberton archive, and the Centre for the History of Evaluation in Health Care, which includes papers of the Cochrane Secretariat, Miles Irving, Walter Holland, Fiona Godlee, Muir Gray, David Bainton, Bill Miall, Adrian Grant and Peter Armitage. Papers for Archie Cochrane and Austin Bradford Hill are also held, at Archie Cochrane Library, Llandough.