Waters, Estlin

Interview with Professor Estlin Waters, conducted by Dr Andy Ness, for the History of Twentieth Century Medicine Research Group, UCL, 14 July 2000. Transcribed by Mrs Jaqui Carter, and edited by Professor Tilli Tansey and Dr Hugh Thomas.

Professor Estlin Waters (b. 1934) born in Toronto, Canada, was Senior House Officer at the Pneumoconiosis Research Unit, Llandough Hospital, Penarth, Cardiff, from 1960, joining the Epidemiology Research Unit in 1965 until moving to the University of Southampton on his appointment as Senior Lecturer in 1970, Reader in 1975 and Professor of Community Medicine from 1976 to 1990. He was Professorial Fellow until his retirement in 1994, later Emeritus. He was on the Council of the International Epidemiological Association from 1971 to 1977 and 1981 to 1984, serving as Membership Secretary and General Secretary from 1974 to 1977. 

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) Waters, Estlin: transcript of an audio interview (14-Jul- 2000). History of Modern Biomedicine Interviews (Digital Collection), item e2017054. 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.

Waters, Estlin: transcript of an audio interview (14-Jul-2000)