Medical History - January 2018 Issue Out Now

The new issue of Medical History (Volume 62 / Issue 1, January 2018) is out now. The issue features the following articles:

*Exhibiting Good Health: Public Health Exhibitions in London, 1948–71 (Alex Mold)

*Healing a Sick World: Psychiatric Medicine and the Atomic Age (Ran Zwigenberg)

*Boyish Mannerisms and Womanly Coquetry: Patients with the Diagnosis of Transvestitismus in the Helsinki Psychiatric Clinic in Finland, 1954–68 (Katariina Parhi)

*Lechebnaia pedagogika: The Concept and Practice of Therapy in Russian Defectology, c. 1880–1936 (Andy Byford)

Panel Event - The Making of BBC2's Quacks at the Royal College of Physicians, 15 December

Dear Hist-Sci-Med-Tech Colleagues,

You are warmly invited to join the Royal College of Physicians for an evening of conversation with the maker's of BBC2's hilarious show Quacks on 15 December.

Meet the team behind BBC TV's hit series 'Quacks' over mince pies and mulled wine to discover how they brought the gruesome realities of Dickensian medicine to the screen.

How do you make the history of Victorian medicine funny?

Member book, Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources

Dear colleagues, 

I wanted to let you know about a recently-published collaboration that includes many members of this list:

C. Pierce Salguero (ed.), Buddhism & Medicine: An Anthology of Premodern Sources (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017). 728 pp. Cloth 978-0-231-17994-2, Ebook 978-0-231-54426-9.

PhD Funding in the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at Durham University

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Durham University has just committed £10 million of additional funding for new PhD studentships over the next four years.  As part of a major investment in postgraduate education and internationalization, Durham University has expanded the funding for its flagship Durham Doctoral Scholarships programme, which is open to applicants from anywhere in the world.  

Conference Report: Media Medica

How has the hospital note changed from being handwritten on paper to typed on a computer? Is it possible to perform talk therapy with a video camera? Do external devices remind wearers to enact healthful behaviors or enable them to forget? These are some of the questions raised at the Media Medica: Medicine & the Challenge of New Media conference held at Johns Hopkins October 27-28, 2017. Jeremy Greene and Gianna Pomata organized this international meeting to explore the triangulation of media, genre, and technology.

Call for Papers: Extended Deadline: Society for the History of Navy Medicine Conference with Army Medicial Department Center of History and Heritage

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Call for Papers
November 16, 2017 to December 3, 2017

“Sex, Sin and Madness: the Borgia Family in Early Modern and Modern Popular Culture,” Kings & Queens Conference 7, Winchester UK, 9-12 July 2018

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Call for Papers
December 22, 2017


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