Interview with Dr William Miall, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 13 August 2001. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas.
Dr William Miall (1917-2004) was a member of the scientific staff of the MRC’s Pneumoconiosis Research Unit from 1951 to 1961, when he joined the MRC’s Epidemiological Research Unit until appointed Director of the MRC Epidemiology Unit in Jamaica from 1962 to 1970. He was a consultant in epidemiology and member of the scientific staff in the Epidemiology and Medical Care Unit at Northwick Park Hospital, Harrow, from 1971 to 1983.
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) Miall, William: transcript of an audio interview (13- Aug-2001). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2017050. 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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Miall, William: transcript of an audio interview (13-Aug-2001)