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BSHM Congress Bristol, UK
11th-14th September 2019

The Congress themes were:
History of Medicine at Sea
History of Medicine in the West of Britain
History of Health Care Education
History of Mental Illness and Mental Disability
Other topics

The Congress is now over but a programme of presentations can be seen here

 The 18th BSHM Poynter Lecture was given on 11th June 2018
Dr Simon Chaplin talked about “The Doctor as Collector”
You can view his lecture video here

‘In Sickness and in Health : Exploring Medical History Collections’
A workshop/symposium  took place on 12th September 2018
For programme details and presentation abstracts and images click here

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