CFP: Getting Value or Poison? Benefit – Harm Dilemmas in Efforts to Improve Life

Workshop: Getting Value or Poison? Benefit – Harm Dilemmas in Efforts to Improve Life

Workshop hosted by the Center for the History of Global Development, Shanghai University

Time: 29/30 April, 2018

Place: Shanghai University, Shanghai

Upcoming Public Lectures- Centre for Global Health Histories

You are warmly invited to two public lectures at the University of York on 22 January and 19 February, the details of which are below. All are welcome and no booking is necessary. Please do circulate to colleagues, students or friends you feel would be interested in attending.

Call for participants: Comparative histories of AIDS in Europe

We invite expressions of interest from scholars from any discipline who are working on histories of HIV/AIDS within Europe, to participate in a one-day symposium in London on 19 July 2018. If you are interested in participating, please send up to 500 words, no later than 29 January 2018 to: HistoriesOfAids@gmail.com

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?

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