Thursday, 20 May 2010

Professor Christopher Blagg

As someone who has been around in my chosen field since its beginning 50 years ago and who took part in one of the most recent Wellcome Witness Seminars I believe closing of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine is a tragic mistake. I am currently working on a book on the history of my field and have been asked to talk about its history at professional meetings here in the United States and elsewhere and frequently am surprised by the lack of knowledge about its origins and growing pains among young physicians today.

The publications by the Centre and the facilities offered by its library are an outstanding resource that is recognized worldwide and should be saved.

Christopher R. Blagg MD FRCP
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
University of Washington
Executive Director Emeritus
Northwest Kidney Centers
Seattle, Washington, USA

1 comment:

  1. With reference to Professor Blagg's comment regarding closure of the Centre and the Wellcome Library. The Library is not currently under threat of closure.