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An unflattering view of English medical education in the 1840s
In about 1841, Belgian doctor Constantin Pierre Crommelinck toured various psychiatric institutions in England, France, and Germany. His report reviewed not just various English asylums and also the training of English doctors. Peter Carpenter recounts ...


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Motherhood Confined: Maternal Health in English Prisons, 1853-1955

Medicine and Healing Practices in Ancient Egypt

The Gulag Doctors: Life, Death, and Medicine in Stalin’s Labour Camps

Castles in the Air: A Life of Dr Thomas Sydenham

Control: The Dark History and Troubling Present of Eugenics

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*LATEST JOURNAL ISSUE*

Topics in the History of Medicine (THoM) Volume 3

Special volume on the History of Military Medicine


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BSHM Newsletter December 2023


BSHM CONGRESS 2023

The 30th BSHM Congress in 2023 was held at Cardiff University

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