Upcoming Event: ‘History of medicine at the University of Glasgow: A Symposium’, 6 December 2018

Date: 6 December 2018

Location: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow

The Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgow invites you to a one-day symposium.
The event takes place on 6 December 2018, between 9.30 and 4.30 in the Yudowitz Seminar Room, in the Wolfson Medical School.
The papers cover three main themes:

  • the history of infection control from the early modern period to the present day
  • law and medicine (nineteenth and twentieth centuries)
  • responses to reproductive health issues (1950 to the present day)

Entry is free, but numbers are limited and registration is required for catering purposes: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/history-of-medicine-at-the-university-of-glasgow-a-symposium-tickets-52207595323

Please email Rosemary.Elliot@glasgow.ac.uk or Angus.Ferguson@glasgow.ac.uk to advise of any dietary or other requirements.


09.15 – 09.30 – Registration & coffee

09.30 – 10.30 Introduction and opening talk

Dr Angus Ferguson – Welcome

Professor Marguerite Dupree – Aspects of the History of Infection Control in British Hospitals since c.1870.

10.30 – 10.45 – Coffee and cake

10.45 – 12.15 Understanding diseases (Chair: TBC)

Mona O’Brien – Pox and Poverty: Developments in municipal health care and poor relief in early modern Nuremberg.

Frances Osis – Specimen Stories: Finding Venereal Disease in Medical Museums.

Dr Hannah-Louise Clark – From Jinn Theory to Germ Theory: Translating Bacteriological Medicine in Colonial Algeria.

12.15 – 13.15 – LUNCH served in the Atrium

13.15 – 14.15 Law and medicine in Scotland (Chair: Dr Angus Ferguson)

Dr Cheryl McGeachan & Ross McGregor – A Distinctly Scottish Surgeon? Uncovering Police Surgery in 19th Century Scotland.

Dr Jeff Meek – “Lillies, Whitehats and Retired Lawyers”: The Interaction between Law and Medicine in Categorising Homosexual Offenders in Early Twentieth-Century Scotland.

14.15 – 15.45 Responding to reproductive health issues (Chair: Dr Rose Elliot)

Vanessa Cook – Analysing silences: accessing men’s emotions towards childlessness during the 1960s and 1970s.

Paula Blair – The Genetics of Prenatal Diagnosis, c.1950 – 1990: The Case of Malcolm Ferguson-Smith.

Dr Maelle Duchemin-Pelletier – Stillbirth in Britain: the experience of women and their partners, 1980-c.2016.

15.45 – 16.30 – Coffee followed by roundtable discussion on the history of medicine at University of Glasgow

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