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the History of Medicine
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Dates for your Diary
The Sir William Osler Legacy meeting and Poynter Lecture.
1st October 2020. Royal College of Physicians, London. Details TBA.
Teaching of Anatomy from Classical to Modern Times
The Scottish Society of the History of Medicine in conjunction with the BSHM.
Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Sadly this event (originally planned for June 2020) has had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. However we are pleased to announce that it has been rescheduled for 12/13th March 2021.
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The British Society for the History of Medicine Biennial Congress
Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th September 2021
The University of Sheffield
The 2021 Congress will take place in Sheffield, renowned for over 600 years for its silverware and cutlery industry and for steel making that featured at the heart of the city’s industry particularly during the industrial revolution and into the 19th and 20th centuries.
This prestigious biennial event will provide a forum to explore the history of healthcare in industry and the related social and cultural impact on people’s lives.
Other key themes of the Congress will be the contribution of medical engineering, pandemics and historical perspectives in nursing. Abstract submissions on these and general topics will be welcomed.
Submission dates to be announced.
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Sheffield in 2021.
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