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13/01/2014

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The History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series returns this month.  The 2013-14 series – organised by a group of historians of medicine based at London universities and hosted by the Wellcome Library – will conclude with four seminars.

The series will be focused on pre-modern medicine, which we take to cover European and non-European history before the 20th century (antiquity, medieval and early modern history, some elements of 19th-century medicine). The seminars are open to all.

PROGRAMME FOR JANUARY-MARCH 2014

21 January, Volker Scheid (University of Westminster) ‘Symptoms, Patterns, Constellations: Divergent Genealogies of the Emergent Interface Between Systems Biology and Chinese Medicine’

4 February, Patrick Wallis (LSE) ‘The Transformation of Medicine in Early Modern Britain’

18 February, Anthony Cerulli (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) ‘Trouble with the Classics: Education Reform and the Cultivation of a Premodern Medical Tradition in Modern India’

4 March, Maria-Pia Donato (Università di Cagliari / I.H.M.C. Paris) ‘Ethics and etiquette at the deathbed in early modern medicine: a second look’

All seminars will take place in the Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, NW1 2BE (map).  Doors at 6pm prompt, seminars will start at 6.15.

Organising Committee: Elma Brenner (Wellcome Library), Sandra Cavallo (RHUL), John Henderson (BirkbeckUL), Colin Jones (QMUL), William MacLehose (UCL, convenor), Anna Maerker (KCL), Christelle Rabier (LSE), Patrick Wallis (LSE), Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim (Goldsmiths).

Enquiries to Ross MacFarlane (Wellcome Library: R.MacFarlane@wellcome.ac.uk) or Dr Bill Maclehose (UCL: w.maclehose@ucl.ac.uk).

Ross Macfarlane

Ross Macfarlane is the Research Engagement Officer at the Wellcome Library.

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