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Location: University Hospital Llandough, Penarth CF64 2XX Wales, United Kingdom
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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.
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.
The Library also offers exhibitions, some of which may be of interest to students of the History of Medicine.