Date: 9.30am – 4.30pm, 6th December 2018
Location: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow
The Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Glasgowinvites you to a one-day symposium. The event takes place on 6th December 2018, between 9.30am and 4.30pm 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: please register here.
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
- 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 round-table discussion on the history of medicine at University of Glasgow