Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars – Autumn 2017

Written by on September 18, 2017

We have a fascinating line-up confirmed for our Autumn 2017 Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars in partnership with the Centre for the History of Medicine (part of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at Glasgow University) – we hope you can join us!

Tuesday, 10th October 2017
‘Enquire into all the Circumstances of the Patient Narrowly’: John Rutherford’s Clinical Lectures, Edinburgh, 1749-1753
Speaker: Dr Steven Craig, University of Glasgow
Dr Craig discusses John Rutherford’s pioneering clinical lectures which integrated medical theory and its application on the ward.

Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Witnessing recent medical history
Speaker: Prof Tilli Tansey, Queen Mary University of London
Prof Tansey discusses the history of the Witness Seminar and the ways in which we can record and preserve the history of biomedicine.

Tuesday, 5th December 2017
Epidemics: Hate and Compassion from the Plague of Athens to AIDS: Towards a Conclusion
Speaker: Prof Sam Cohn, FRSE, University of Glasgow
Prof Cohn takes a look at epidemics throughout history and argues that instead of sparking hate and blame across time, epidemics have shown a remarkable power to unify societies.

The seminars take place at 5:30pm (tea/coffee from 5pm) in the library reading room at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. They are free to attend but please contact or call 0141 221 6072 to book as places are limited.

Programme for the Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars, Autumn 2017

Programme for the Glasgow History of Medicine Seminars, Autumn 2017

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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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