Sweetnam, Peter

Interview with Mr Peter Sweetnam, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 31 May 2000. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas.

Mr Peter Sweetnam (b. 1941) was a statistician at the Epidemiological Research Unit (South Wales) from 1966 until the final cessation of MRC funding in 1999.

The History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group is funded by the Wellcome Trust, which is a registered charity (no. 210183). The interview was funded by a Wellcome Trust grant (059533; 1999-2001; awarded to Professor George Davey-Smith, Dr A R Ness and Dr E M Tansey), and its publication by a Wellcome Trust Strategic Award entitled “Makers of modern biomedicine: testimonies and legacy” (2012-2017; awarded to Professor Tilli Tansey). 
Citation: Ness A R (intvr); Tansey E M, Thomas H (eds) (2017) Sweetnam, Peter: transcript of an audio interview (31- May-2000). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2017052. London: Queen Mary University of London. 
Note: Audio interviews are conducted following standard oral history methodology, and received ethical approval from UCL (2000) and QMUL (reference QMREC 0642). Related material has been deposited in the Wellcome Library.
© The Trustee of the Wellcome Trust, London, 2017.

Sweetnam, Peter: transcript of an audio interview (31-May-2000)