Interview conducted by Professor Tilli Tansey, for the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group, 29 April 2016, in the School of History, Queen Mary University of London. Transcribed by Mrs Debra Gee, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Mrs Sarah Beanland. The project management and the technical support (filming and production) were undertaken by Mr Adam Wilkinson and Mr Alan Yabsley, respectively.
Dr John Moore-Gillon MA LLB MD FRCP (b. 1953) is Consultant Physician Emeritus at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, London. He was Lead Clinician for tuberculosis for the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, formerly Honorary Secretary of the British Thoracic Society, Chairman of the Joint Tuberculosis Committee, and formerly Chairman and then President of the British Lung Foundation. He served as Master of The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London (2014-2015).
The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 210183). The current interview has been funded by the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled “Makers of modern biomedicine: testimonies and legacy” (2012-2017; awarded to Professor Tilli Tansey).
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Example of how to cite: Tansey E M (intvr); Yabsley A (prod) (2016) Moore-Gillon, John: 01 - Developing a career in science and medicine (29-Apr-2016). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2016128. London: Queen Mary University of London.
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