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King's College Hospital Thrombosis Research Unit

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0100 KCLCA KH/TRU
Held at: King's College London College Archives
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Full title: King's College Hospital Thrombosis Research Unit
Date(s): [1972-1996]
Level of description: Sub-fonds of King's College Hospital
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Extent: 21 boxes or 0.21m3
Name of creator(s): King's College Hospital Thrombosis Research Unit


Administrative/Biographical history:

The Thrombosis Research Unit was established in 1965, with a remit to undertake a clinical research programme devoted to the study of thrombosis in patients following surgery. In 1975 the Unit expanded and was given new laboratory space. In 1985 it was decided to expand the activities of the Unit into a new Thrombosis Research Institute, the first of its kind in Europe, a multidisciplinary organisation devoted to basic and clinical research in thrombosis and atheroma.


Scope and content/abstract:

General correspondence concerning the Thrombosis Research Unit of King's College Hospital, 1977-1988; progress and research reports, [1974-1990]; annual reports, 1983-1995; proposals for the Institute of Thrombosis Research, [1982-1988]; applications for funding, [1977-1987]; British Heart Foundation annual research reports, 1978-1985; British Heart Foundation applications for grants, [1972-1989]; individual staff files, [1976-1985], mostly containing correspondence; clinical trials and studies, [1984-1996]; letters, receipts, invoices and delivery notes of equipment ordered for the Unit, [1977-1988]; research papers written by the Unit, [1975-1986]; other research papers written outside of the Unit, [1978-1989]; bound report in sections, 1989, 'Laboratoires Biosedra: Divitine (LU 47311), Clivaparine Sous-Cutanée, April 1989', investigating the use of Heparin in the prevention of thrombosis.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged as above.

Conditions governing access:

Administrative and committee papers are closed for 30 years from the last date on file. Student and staff records are closed for 80 years.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Director of Archive Services, King's College London.

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Transferred from the Thrombosis Research Unit in 1998.

Allied Materials

Related material:

National Register of Archives: Click here to view NRA record

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Annabel Dodds as part of the RSLP AIM25 project.

Rules or conventions:
National Council on Archives, Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997; ISAD(G), Second edition, 2000.

Date(s) of descriptions:
May 2000.

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