Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Location: University Hospital Llandough, Penarth CF64 2XX Wales, United Kingdom Contact: 029 2071 5497, firstname.lastname@example.org Access: must apply to librarian & curator, Ms Rosemary Soper, see website for details http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/scolar/archives/cochrane/access.html Website address: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/scolar/archives/cochrane/
The Cochrane Archive is a comprehensive record of the life, work and achievements of Archibald Leman Cochrane CBE FRCP FFCM (1909-1988). The Archive includes photographs, personal items and professional papers providing a rich resource for research on Archie Cochrane’s life and professional career. Its contents range in date from the late nineteenth century to the mid-1980s, including early drafts of his ground-breaking work, Effectiveness and Efficiency. The Archive serves as a valuable reference source for students to the ideas that were to become the foundations of evidence-based medicine. A detailed finding aid is available: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/resources/scolar/alc5.pdf.
In addition the Cochrane Archive, the Library Special Collections at the University of Cardiff contains other material in the field of History of Medicine and Science. These research resources include: Archie Cochrane and Austin Bradford Hill archive; Astronomical Society of Wales; Cardiff Medical Officer reports; Centre for the History of Evaluation in Health Care; Genetics and Medicine Historical Network; History of Medicine/Dentistry Rare Books collection; Human and Medical Genetics Historical Library collection; John Pemberton Archive; Museum of Health and Medicine for Wales; Mushin (anaesthetics) book collection; Priscilla Scott-Ellis; Prof. Peter Stanley Harper papers; Sir Iain Chalmers archive; Turner pharmacy collection; UK Cochrane Centre archive; University College Cardiff, University of Wales College Medicine, UWIST, Cardiff University records; Wales Local Reports—General Board of Health; and xClassmark collection. Detailed information and links to each archival collection can be viewed here: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/scolar/special/medsci.html.
The Library also offers exhibitions, some of which may be of interest to students of the History of Medicine. Featured exhibits include Shakespeare, Magic and Witchcraft; Human Genetics: Origins of a 20th Century Science; and Darwin and Wallace: Evolution of the Same Idea. Some of these exhibits include online resources. http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/libraries/scolar/digital/images.html.