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Previous year: 1968 Next year: 1970

  • Lassa fever first discovered
  • Lunar landing which is symbolic of advances in physiological monitoring that occurred in the previous decade due to the space race.
  • Ibuprofen launched
  • Taxol isolated as the active oncology agent in yew bark.
  • UK Asbestos Regulations
  • Aspartame discovered
  • Homocysteine associated with heart disease by Dr. Kilmer McCully
  • Clathrins described in coated vesicles
  • Sarcolectin discovered
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  • Department of Health report The Responsibilities of the Consultant Grade - The Tomato Document
  • Functions of the District General Hospitals - Bonham-Carter Report
  • Reform of General Medical Council.