Glasgow History of Medicine Group

Written by on January 23, 2014

We are happy to announce a new collaboration between The Centre for the History of Medicine (part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University) and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. The new Glasgow History of Medicine Group will present a series of free seminars on medical history, medical humanities and related topics.  The first two seminars will be taking place in February and March and we would love for you to come along and join us.

5th February 2014
Professor Lawrence Weaver (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine and Child Health, MVLS, University of Glasgow) – ‘La Vie et La Mort – Experimental Paediatrics in the Paris Maternity Hospital in the Eighteen-Sixties’

12th March 2014
Dr John Turney (Retired Consultant Renal Physician, Leeds General Infirmary; Visiting Scientist,  Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Manchester University – ‘The high mortality of acute kidney injury: A long view’

The seminars will take place in the Library Reading Room, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow at 5.30pm. Coffee and Biscuits at 5.00pm.

If you would like to come along please contact library@rcpsg.ac.uk or call 0141 227 3234 to book your place (places are limited).

All welcome!

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The College’s heritage collections – including thousands of medical and surgical instruments, rare books, archives, and pictures – span over 6 centuries and are an excellent resource for exploring the history of medicine and the history of the city of Glasgow. Many items from the collections have been digitised and are available to view here. Our digitisation work is ongoing, and we add new items to the site regularly, so keep checking back to discover more.

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