Interview with Dr David Bainton, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 11 July 2000. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas.
Dr David Bainton MRCP (1941-2002) was a member of the scientific staff of the MRC Epidemiological Research Unit (South Wales) from 1970 to 1973. He left to take an MSc at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, then moved to the Avon Area Health Authority and later the Gwent Health Authority. He was Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied Public Health Medicine, Cardiff, at the University of Wales College of Medicine from 1989 to 2001 and Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Gwent Health Authority from 1994 until his retirement in 2001.
The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 210183). The interview was funded by a Wellcome Trust grant (059533; 1999-2001; awarded to Professor George Davey-Smith, Dr A R Ness and Dr E M Tansey), and its publication by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled “Makers of modern biomedicine: testimonies and legacy” (2012-2017; awarded to Professor Tilli Tansey).
Citation: Ness A R (intvr); Tansey E M, Thomas H (eds) (2017) Bainton, David: transcript of an audio interview (11-Jul- 2000). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2017044. London: Queen Mary University of London.
Note: Audio interviews are conducted following standard oral history methodology, and received ethical approval from UCL (2000) and QMUL (reference QMREC 0642). Related material has been deposited in the Wellcome Library.
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