Query: Medical Research and Communication in the Cold War

Dear colleagues,

I am currently researching the history of deep brain stimulation (DBS) and am incidentally looking into scientific communication flows between Russia and western countries in the 1970's, especially in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery. Does anyone happen to have insights about mutual perception of medical research and publications beyond the Iron Curtain?
Best Regards,
Oonagh Hayes

Oonagh HAYES
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin
Universität Tübingen - Germany

New Wellcome Witnesses publication: ‘Migraine: Diagnosis, Treatment and Understanding c.1960–2010'

***Apologies for cross-posting***

A new volume of Wellcome Witnesses to Contemporary Medicine is freely available to download at the History of Modern Biomedicine Research Group website:

Migraine: Diagnosis, Treatment and Understanding c.1960–2010

SSHM Gazette Deadline 16 July (tomorrow)

Dear Colleagues,

Every issue of the journal Social History of Medicine sent out to members is accompanied by the Gazette - the newsletter for Society Members. If you have any contributions/announcements/events broadly related to medical history that you think might be of interest to our membership please send them to the Gazette editor, Katherine Foxhall by email: Foxhall@sshm.org.

CFP: International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia

Paris, 6-10 July 2015

The 14th International Conference on the History of Science in East Asia (14th ICHSEA) will take place in Paris, 6-10 July 2015. It is organised under the auspices of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), on behalf of the International Society for the History of East Asian Science, Technology and Medicine (ISHEASTM).


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