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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
KING'S COLLEGE HOSPITAL: Thrombosis Research Unit
Level of description
Sub-fonds of King's College Hospital
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
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.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Transferred from the Thrombosis Research Unit in 1998.

Content & structure

Scope and content

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.

System of arrangement

Arranged as above.

Conditions of access & use

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.

Language/scripts of material


Finding aids

Handlist available in the reading room of the College Archives.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals

King's College London College Archives

Description control

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.

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Date(s) of descriptions

May 2000.

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  • Cardiology
  • Communications media
  • Information sciences
  • Internal medicine
  • Medical personnel
  • Medical profession
  • Medical research
  • Medical sciences
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Periodicals
  • Personnel
  • Publications
  • Specialties, medical
  • Surgery
  • Yearbooks

Corporate names

  • British Heart Foundation
  • King's College Hospital, Thrombosis Research Unit

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