University of Birmingham Staff Papers: R.A.M. Case Papers on Bladder Cancer

Scope and Content

Documents relating to Cassidy and Wright v. Dunlop Rubber Company and Imperial Chemical Industries Limited, 1970 including: medical and technical reports; research; medical articles; evidence; transcripts of the trial proceedings speeches; judgement and appeal judgement. Notes on bladder cancer compiled by R.A.M. Case for Dave Gee; other papers.

Administrative / Biographical History

Dr R. A. M. Case was appointed as an Association of British Chemical Manufacturers' Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham in 1948 for a period of five years. The fellowship was created in order to undertake research into papilloma of the bladder in the chemical industry. Case, with the aid of interested member firms, was responsible for conducting an Industrial Field Survey which involved 'scientific and statistical investigation into the problem of bladder tumours in workmen engaged in the manufacture and use of certain compounds used primarily in the dyestuffs industry'. The fellowship was based at the Chester Beatty Research Institute of the Royal Cancer Hospital.

Reference: British Chemical Manufacturers, Papilloma of the bladder in the chemical industry. A study of its cause and prevention ( November 1953 ).

For further reading about the University of Birmingham see: Eric Ives, Diane Drummond, Leonard Schwarz The First Civic University: Birmingham 1880-1980 An Introductory History ( The University of University of Birmingham Press. 2000 ).


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This collection was transferred to the University Library from the Barnes Medical Library in 2000.

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