Pochin, Sir Edward Eric
- Pochin, Sir Edward Eric, 1909-1990.
- Archives and manuscripts
About this work
The collection is arranged into sections as follows:
B. Patients and treatments
B.6-13 Iodine therapies
C.1-10 Nuclear power plants
C.11-26 Population/occupational exposure to radiation
C.27-47 'Index of Harm'
D. Risk Assessment
D.1-3 Royal Society Study Group on Assessment and Perception of Risk
D.4-6 'Risk' files
E.1-2 Animal experiments
Sir Edward Eric 'Bill' Pochin K.B.E. (1909-1990) was a scientist of international stature: a physician, endocrinologist, radiobiologist , and an acclaimed authority on radiological protection. In his clinical career he was involved with the care of patients, teaching and research, and subsequently with development of protection techniques and the setting of standards and their application.
A biographical summary follows:
1909 22 Sep born
1931 B.A. Cantab. (double first)
1932 Appointed physician at University College Hospital
1935 M.A. Cantab.
1941 Joined Thomas Lewis's Medical Research Council Department of Clinic Research at UCH
1944 Went to U.S.A. under MRC auspices to work on radioactive isotopes, especially iodine
1945 M.D. Cantab.
Appointed Director of MRC Clinical Research Department, UCH; promotes work on human thyroid function at UCH
1950 Oliver-Sharpey lecture at RCP on pioneer work in thyrotoxicosis and cancers of the thyroid
1952 Coronation Medal
1956-1982 UK Delegate to UN Scientific Committee on Effects of Atomic Radiation
1957 Investigation into effects of Windscale fire
Member of the International Commission on Radiation Protection
1962-1969 Chairman of the ICRP
1965-1968 Councillor of the RCP
1969 Drafts ICRP Index of Harm
1970-1982 Member of the National Radiological Protection Board
1974 Retires from Directorship of MRC Clinical Research Department at UCH
1977 Assessor for Windscale Enquiry
ICRP Radiation Protection Standards published
1978 Appointed by government to inquire into Health and Safety at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston; `Pochin Report' leads to major overhaul of procedures
1981 Royal Swedish Academy Gold Medal
1982 Nuclear Power and the Environment (International Atomic Energy Agency) published
1984 Nuclear Power: Risks and Benefits published by OUP
1990 29 Jan dies