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History of Medicine Seminars

Seminars 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.

30 January Sasha Handley (University of Manchester)
Sleep piety and healthy sleep in early modern English households
20 February Yari Perez-Marin (Durham University)
Pain and physiological processes in sixteenth-century medical texts from Mexico and Spain
6 March Peter Jones (King's College, Cambridge)
Missing friars: rethinking late medieval medicine

History of Modern Medicine and Biology

Organised by Jenny Bangham and Mary Brazelton.

23 January Margaret Charleroy (University of Warwick)
'Don't eat the pudding': food and nourishment in the nineteenth-century English prison system
13 February Elise Burton (Newnham College, Cambridge)
Genes against beans: favism, malaria and nationalism in the Middle East
13 March Mathias Grote (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
Handbuchwissenschaft, or: how big books maintain knowledge in the twentieth-century life sciences

Generation to Reproduction

Organised by Lauren Kassell and Jesse Olszynko-Gryn.

6 February Valerie Worth (University of Oxford)
Slaying (or at least taming) a dreadful monster: Louis de Serres' treatise of 1625 for women suffering from infertility
27 February Sally Sheldon (University of Kent)
Changing understandings of the human fetus over five decades of legal abortion