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History of Medicine Seminars

Seminars, funded by Wellcome, are on Tuesdays from 5.00 to 6.30pm in Seminar Room 1. Tea and biscuits are available from 4.40pm. All welcome!

Other History of Medicine events

Early Science and Medicine

Organised by Lauren Kassell and Dániel Margócsy.

22 October William Tullett (Anglia Ruskin University)
Smell and 18th-century medicine: 'powerful and active atoms'?
Schedule note: We will begin with tea at 5pm. The talk and discussion will run from 5.30 to 6.45.
19 November Elaine Leong (University College London)
Learning medicine by the book: reading and writing surgical manuals in early modern London
3 December Dror Weil (King's College London)
Bodies diverged: cross-cultural translation of physiological knowledge in early modern Eurasia

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Organised by Jenny Bangham, Nick Hopwood and Mary Brazelton.

15 October Michael Sappol (Uppsala University)
Anatomy's photography: objectivity, showmanship and the reinvention of the anatomical image, 1861–1913
Advisory: This presentation will contain historical photographs of anatomized human bodies and body parts.
5 November Lara Keuck (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Alzheimer's disease: the history of a working title
12 November Lochlann Jain (Stanford University)
In the same vein: the hepatitis B vaccine and America's dirty blood

Generation to Reproduction

Organised by Nick Hopwood and Lauren Kassell.

29 October Katherine Harvey (Birkbeck, University of London)
A question of balance? Thinking about sexual health in medieval Europe
26 November Susanne Klausen (Ottawa, Amsterdam and Johannesburg)
Reproductive regimes in apartheid South Africa