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Campaign is launched to save the Wellcome Trust medical history centre

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 29 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2364
  1. Wendy Moore
  1. 1London

    A worldwide campaign has been launched to save the renowned Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London (UCL) from closure.

    Staff at the centre have joined forces with emeritus academics in calling for a reversal of the decision, announced jointly by UCL and the Wellcome Trust earlier this month, to close the centre within two years. A petition against the closure was being launched this week and a blog on the centre’s website has attracted messages of support from academics at universities from Thailand to California.

    The plan stems from a failure of UCL and the Wellcome Trust to agree …

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