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Birmingham University History of Medicine & Health Seminars: 8 Oct 2015

College of Medical and Dental Sciences
Institute of Applied Health Research





The first seminar of the 2015 Autumn Term will start at 5.30pm in WF38 on the first floor of the Medical School


Agnes Arnold-Forster

Thursday 8th October

‘The Tyranny Which Germ Theory May Exercise’: Contagion and the Causes of Cancer in the Nineteenth Century


CfP: Public Health and society in Latin America and the Caribbean, 6-9 July 2016, UWI St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

This three day conference is designed to explore the complex relationship between public health and Latin American and Caribbean societies from the colonial to the present era. As the third leg of a series of international workshops on the history of public health policies and practice in these regions, it will focus on the engagement of medical personnel, policy makers, health agencies and the public in relation to the evolution of public health perspectives, regulations and implementation.