Record

Reference numberJV
LevelFonds
TitleCollected papers of Sir John Robert Vane
CreatorVane; Sir John Robert (1927 - 2004) Knight Pharmacologist
Date1952-2004
DescriptionThe collection is largely made up of correspondence between Vane, his colleagues, friends and representatives of the pharmaceutical and scientific publishing industries. The papers are generally of a professional nature although there is some personal content as well. In addition to this material there are papers relating to the award of his Nobel Prize in 1982 and draft copies of scientific papers.
LanguageEnglish, Italian, Polish, German, French and Spanish
Extent25 series
ArrangementThe correspondence and papers are arranged alphabetically, by subject, institution or correspondent, in accordance with Sir John Vane's own filing system: where possible, papers have been arranged chronologically in the series/files. They are grouped as follows:

JV/1 'A'
JV/1/1 Dr Denis Abelson
JV/1/2 Dr D W (Jock) Adamson
JV/1/3 Dr James Aiken
JV/1/4 Professor Ian Macintyre, FRS (Alanese and Macintyre)
JV/1/5 Professor Erik Anggard
JV/1/6 'Animal guidelines'
JV/1/7 'Aspirin'

JV/2 'B'
JV/2/1 Dr Yeshwant Shriharsh (Mick) Bakhle
JV/2/2 St Bartholomew's Hospital - miscellaneous
JV/2/3 Dr Bruno Battistini
JV/2/4 Dr Nicolas Bazan
JV/2/5 Dr Christopher Bell
JV/2/6 Professor Nigel Benjamin
JV/2/7 Professor Alan Bennett
JV/2/8 Professor Sune Bergstrom
JV/2/9 Professor Sir Colin Berry
JV/2/10 'James Black Foundation'
JV/2/11 Professor Hermann (Hugh) Blaschko, FRS
JV/2/12 Dr Alan Block
JV/2/13 'Boehringer Ingelheim'
JV/2/14 Professor Gustav Born, FRS
JV/2/15 Professor Pierre Braquet
JV/2/16 'Brent Spar'
JV/2/17 Professor Kay Brune
JV/2/18 Professor Julia Buckingham
JV/2/19 Dr Penny Wise Budoff
JV/2/20 Sir Arnold Burgen, FRS
JV/2/21 Professor Joshua Harold Burn, FRS
JV/2/22 Professor Geoffrey Burnstock, FRS
JV/2/23 Lord Butterfield of Stetchford
JV/2/24 Professor Gladwin Buttle
JV/2/25 'B 1973 onwards' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/3 'C'
JV/3/1 Professor Jacques Caen
JV/3/2 Professor Michael Carey
JV/3/3 Professor Krystyna Cedro-Ceremuzynska
JV/3/4 Professor Gautam Chadhuri
JV/3/5 Dr John Charnock
JV/3/6 Dr Tom Cocks
JV/3/7 Dr Henry (Harry) Collier
JV/3/8 Dr Joseph Collier
JV/3/9 Dr Roger Corder
JV/3/10 Miss Madeleine Craggs
JV/3/11 Professor Bruce Cronstein
JV/3/12 Dr Pedro Cuatrecasas
JV/3/13 Dr David Cushman
JV/3/14 Dr Jack Colover
JV/3/15 'C 1973 onwards' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/4 'D'
JV/4/1 Professor Geoffrey Dawes, FRS
JV/4/2 Dr Anthony Davenport
JV/4/3 Dr Peter Dews
JV/4/4 Dr Charles Dinarello
JV/4/5 Dr Dragan Djuric
JV/4/6 Dr Mary Dratman
JV/4/7 'Drug and Theraputics Bulletin'
JV/4/8 Dr William Duncan
JV/4/9 Dr Gregory Dusting
JV/4/10 'D 1973 onwards' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/5 'E'
JV/5/1 Dr Alan Edelson
JV/5/2 Dr Ervin Erdos
JV/5/3 Dr Douglas Ewing
JV/5/4 'E miscellaneous' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/6 'F'
JV/6/1 Dr Taghi (Amir)Fahouki
JV/6/2 Dr Tai-Ping Fan
JV/6/3 Professor Michael Farthing
JV/6/4 Professor Fred Fastier
JV/6/5 Professor Wilhelm Feldberg, FRS
JV/6/6 Professor Arturo Fernandez-Cruz
JV/6/7 Dr Sergio Ferreira
JV/6/8 Dr James Fisher
JV/6/9 Dr Alfred Fishman
JV/6/10 Dr Garret Fitzgerald
JV/6/11 Professor Roderick Flower, FRS
JV/6/12 Professor Judah Folkman
JV/6/13 Dr Anthony Ford-Hutchinson
JV/6/14 Professor Chris Frolich
JV/6/15 Dr Robert Furchgott
JV/6/16 Professor Kjell Fuxe
JV/6/17 'F miscellaneous' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/7 'G'
JV/7/1 Dr R Michael Garavito
JV/7/2 Professor John Gardiner
JV/7/3 Dr Michael and Dorothy Gill-Carey
JV/7/4 Professor Norman Gillis
JV/7/5 Drs Alfred Gilman (Senior and Junior)
JV/7/6 Dr Norbert (Nobby) Gilmore
JV/7/7 Dr Michael Ginsburg
JV/7/8 Dr Alberto Giotti
JV/7/9 Dr Robert Glaser
JV/7/10 Professor Theophile Godfraind
JV/7/11 Professor Peter Goodford
JV/7/12 Anne-Lise Gotzsche
JV/7/13 Dr Charles (Chuck) Gowdey
JV/7/14 Mr Robert Graham
JV/7/15 Professor Richard Gryglewski
JV/7/16 'G miscellaneous' (miscellaneous correspondence)
JV/7/17 Professor John O'Grady

JV/8 'H'
JV/8/1 Professor Robert Handschumacher
JV/8/2 Dr Istvan Hargittai
JV/8/3 Professor Christopher Hawkey
JV/8/4 Professor Osamu Hayaishi
JV/8/5 Dr Eliot Hearst
JV/8/6 Professor Dr Markus Hecker
JV/8/7 'Helsinn Healthcare SA'
JV/8/8 Professor Arnold Herman
JV/8/9 Dr Gerald Higgs
JV/8/10 Dr George Herbert Hitchings, ForMemRS
JV/8/11 Dr Robert Hodge
JV/8/12 'Home Office'
JV/8/13 'Honarary memberships of various societies'
JV/8/14 Dr Zola Horowitz
JV/8/15 'House mites'
JV/8/16 Dr Kun-yen Huang
JV/8/17 Dr John Hughes, FRS
JV/8/18 The Reverend Peter Hullah
JV/8/19 'Human rights'
JV/8/20 Professor Patrick PA Humphrey
JV/8/21 The Reverend David R Hunter
JV/8/22 'H miscellaneous' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/9 'I'
JV/9/1 Professor [Dr] Louis J Ignarro
JV/9/2 'Imperial Cancer Research Fund' [ICRF]
JV/9/3 'International Life Sciences Institute' [ILSI]
JV/9/4 'Italfarmaco'
JV/9/5 'Itineraries'
JV/9/6 'IVAX Corporation'
JV/9/7 'I miscellaneous' (misceallenous correspondence)

JV/10 'J'
JV/10/1 Sir David Jack, FRS
JV/10/2 David Jones
JV/10/3 'Journals, miscellaneous' (miscellaneous correspondence)

JV/11 'K'
JV/11/1 Professor Makoto Katori
JV/11/2 Dr Inayat Khan
JV/11/3 Dr Oleg Khatsenko
JV/11/4 Sir Ralph Kohn FRS
JV/11/5 Professor Hans Kosterlitz
JV/11/6 'K miscellaneous'
JV/11/7 'Knighthood letter'

JV/12 'L'
JV/12/1 Professor Laszlo J Lajtha
JV/12/2 Andre Lamotte
JV/12/3 Dr William E Lands
JV/12/4 Dr Sol Z Langer
JV/12/5 Professor Bernard W Langley
JV/12/6 'Lasker Award'
JV/12/7 Professor Desmond R Laurence
JV/12/8 Dr [William] Perry O'Leary
JV/12/9 Mr Leon Levy
JV/12/10 Professor Graham P Lewis
JV/12/11 Professor Donald Longmore
JV/12/12 Leonid S Luksha
JV/12/13 Dr Thomas F Luscher
JV/12/14 'L miscellaneous'

JV/13 'M'
JV/13/1 'Memorabilia'
JV/13/2 Professor Iain MacIntyre FRS
JV/13/3 Dr Jenny Maclagan
JV/13/4 Sir John Maddox FRS
JV/13/5 Professor Piero Mannaioni
JV/13/6 Dr Tag E Mansour
JV/13/7 Dr Aaron Marcus
JV/13/8 Professor Edward Marley
JV/13/9 Professor J Martin
JV/13/10 Dr Tomoh Masaki
JV/13/11 Dr Giulio Masotti
JV/13/12 Dr John McGiff
JV/13/13 Professor A S McNeish
JV/13/14 Professor T W Meade
JV/13/15 Cheryl Measures
JV/13/16 Mark Sharpe & Dohme Ltd.
JV/13/17 Merger (William Harvey Research Institute with Queen Mary and Westfield Medical college)
JV/13/18 Professor N Miller
JV/13/19 John Mills
JV/13/20 Professor A S Milton
JV/13/21 Professor Mizushima
JV/13/22 Dr Fernando Molina
JV/13/23 Professor Salvador Moncada
JV/13/24 Dr Thomas C Moore
JV/13/25 Dr Kevin Mullane
JV/13/26 Professor Ferid Murad
JV/13/27 Professor J G Murray
JV/13/28 'M - miscellaneous'

JV/14 'N'
JV/14/1 Professor Choudomir Nachev
JV/14/2 Dr Robert Naismith
JV/14/3 Professor Shuh Narumiya
JV/14/4 'Nature'
JV/14/5 Dr Philip Needleman
JV/14/6 Dr Kevin Ng
JV/14/7 Professor Mark Nickerson
JV/14/8 Professor Giuseppe Nistico
JV/14/9 'Nobel Prize'
JV/14/10 De Gilberto de Nuccis
JV/14/11 'N - miscellaneous'

JV/15 'O'
JV/15/1 Professor John Oates
JV/15/2 Professor Vernon Oh
JV/15/3 ONO Pharmaceutical
JV/15/4 Pedro D'Orleans Juste
JV/15/5 Professor Walter Osswald
JV/15/6 'O - 1973 onwards' miscellaneous

JV/16 'P'
JV/16/1 Professor Rodolfo Paoletti
JV/16/2 Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals
JV/16/3 Parnham Advisory Services
JV/16/4 Professor Charles Pasternak
JV/16/5 Professor William Paton
JV/16/6 Professor Carlo Patrono
JV/16/7 Dr Charles Newton Peabody
JV/16/8 Dr Jeremy Pearson
JV/16/9 Pfizer Forum
JV/16/10 Physiological Society
JV/16/11 Sir Alastair Pilkington
JV/16/12 Professor Priscilla Piper
JV/16/13 Dr Alessandre Pistelli
JV/16/14 Professor Julia Polak
JV/16/15 Polish Academy of Science
JV/16/16 Problems and ideas
JV/16/17 'P - miscellaneous'
JV/16/18 'Publications'

JV/17 'Q'
JV/17/1 Queen Mary and Westfield College

JV/18 'R'
JV/18/1 Dr Giles Rae
JV/18/2 Dr Art Ralph
JV/18/3 Professor Peter Ramwell
JV/18/4 Professor Michael Rand
JV/18/5 Dr Michael Randall
JV/18/6 Sir David Rees FRS
JV/18/7 Professor Domenico Regoli
JV/18/8 Research Defence Society
JV/18/9 Research for Health Charities group
JV/18/10 Rhone-Poulence Rorer Ltd
JV/18/11 Alfred Roach
JV/18/12 Dr Marit Ronning
JV/18/13 Professor Russell Ross
JV/18/14 Royal College of Physicians
JV/18/15 Royal College of Surgeons
JV/18/16 Royal Medal
JV/18/17 Prfoessor Gabor Rubanyi
JV/18/18 Russian Academy of Science
JV/18/19 Professor Una Ryan
JV/18/20 'R - miscellaneous'

JV/19 'S'
JV/19/1 Professor Sami Said
JV/19/2 Dr Daniela Salvemini
JV/19/3 Professor Bengt Samuelsson ForMemRS
JV/19/4 Professor Merton Sandler
JV/19/5 Sandoz Institute
JV/19/6 Dr Lewis H Sarett
JV/19/7 Professor Karsten Schror
JV/19/8 Science Press Limited
JV/19/9 Servier Research Institute
JV/19/10 Shirely Sherwood
JV/19/11 Zing Shiue
JV/19/12 Dr Daniel Simmons
JV/19/13 Professor Helmut Sinzinger
JV/19/14 Dr Charles Smith
JV/19/15 Dr John Sneddon
JV/19/16 Dr Solomon Snyder
JV/19/17 Professor Son Shu Yuan
JV/19/18 Dr Bert Spilker
JV/19/19 Dr Alfred Spinks FRS
JV/19/20 Dr Rand S Sprague
JV/19/21 Squibb Pharmaceuticals
JV/19/22 St Bartholomews's
JV/19/23 St Catherine's College, Oxford
JV/19/24 William Sullivan
JV/19/25 Dr Tomasz Swierkosz
JV/19/26 Dr Csaba Szabo
JV/19/27 Professor Andrzej Szczeklik
JV/19/28 'S - 1973 onwards' miscellaneous correspondence

JV/20 'T'
JV/20/1 Dr Terano Takashi
JV/20/2 Dr Paul Talalay
JV/20/3 The Times
JV/20/4 Dr Christoph Thiemermann
JV/20/5 Dr Duncan Thomas
JV/20/6 Professor John W Thompson
JV/20/7 Thompson Medical
JV/20/8 Dr Louis Tobian
JV/20/9 Professor David Tomlinson
JV/20/10 Trustees of William Harvey Research Insitute/Foundation
JV/20/11 Dr Elizabeth Tylden
JV/20/12 'T 1973 onwards' miscellaneous correspondence

JV/21 'U'
JV/21/1 'Universities' - miscellaneous correspondence
JV/21/2 Professor Laus Unna
JV/21/3 'U 1973 onwards' - miscellaneous correspondence

JV/22 'V'
JV/22/1 Professor Patrick Vallance
JV/22/2 Dr Paul Vanhoutte
JV/22/3 Dr Vladislav Varagic
JV/22/4 Ivana Vojnovic
JV/22/5 'V 1973 onwards' miscellaneous correspondence

JV/23 'W'
JV/23/1 Dr Geoffrey P Walsh
JV/23/2 Dr Timothy Warner
JV/23/3 Professor Gerald Weissmann
JV/23/4 Arnold Welch
JV/23/5 Wellcome Foundation
JV/23/6 David De Wied
JV/23/7 William Harvey Research Institute
JV/23/8 Ivor Williams
JV/23/9 Dr A L Willis
JV/23/10 Professor Leonhard Wolfe
JV/23/11 Professor Kenneth Wu
JV/23/12 'W 1973 onwards' miscellaneous correspondence

JV/24 'Y'
JV/24/1 Professor William C Sessa (Yale University)
JV/24/2 Professor Shozo Yamamoto
JV/24/3 Professor Masashi Yanagisawa
JV/24/4 Dr Yoshiyuki Hattori
JV/24/5 Dr Lawrence Youlten
JV/24/6 Alan Young

JV/25 'Z'
JV/25/1 Graham Zellick
JV/25/2 Dr Arthur Zembowicz
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Administrative historySir John Robert Vane was born in Tardebigg, Worcester 29 March 1927. He was educated at King Edward VI High School, the University of Birmingham and in 1946 went to Oxford to be trained in pharmacology under Harold Burn FRS. He would also spend time working at Sheffield University before returning to Oxford to complete a DPhil at the Nuffield Institute for Medical Research.
In 1953 Vane took up an Assistant Professorship at Yale University, returning to UK two years later as a Senior Lecturer in pharmacology at the Royal College of Surgeons. He went on to become Professor of Experimental Pharmacology in 1966. During his time at the Royal College of Surgeons he developed the blood-bathed superfusion bioassay technique sometimes known as the Vane cascade bioassay technique. In 1973 Vane became an R&D director for the Wellcome Foundation based at their laboratories in Beckenham, Kent. Vane moved away from the Wellcome Laboratories in 1986 to found the William Harvey Research Institute based at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College, retiring as director in the late 1990s but taking up the position of Honorary President of the Institute until its merger with Queen Mary College when he moved over to the William Harvey Research Foundation, but retaining the title of Honorary President. During the 1990s. He established Vanguard Medica Ltd with his colleague Erik Anggard, which floated on the stock exchange 1996. Vane also acted as a consultant for various pharaceutical companies over the course of his career.
Vane received many honours, prizes and awards both nationally and internationally. He was elected FRS in 1974 and received the Nobel Prize in 1982 before being knighted in 1984. He gave a number of award lectures including the Gaddum Memorial Lecture (British Pharmacological Society, 1968); Royal Society Review Lecture (1974); Dale Lecture (Society for Endocrinology, 1980); Croonian Lecture (Royal Society, 1993). Additional awards recieved include the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (1977); Nuffield Lecture and Gold Medal (Royal Society of Medicine, 1980); Louis Pasteur Foundation Prize (Louis Pasteur Foundation, 1984); Royal Medal (Royal Society, 1989).
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