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Important Announcement

The Osler Club of London and the BSHM
1st October 2020 Online Conference

Sir William Osler 1849-1919: The Relevance of his Legacy Today

Welcome and Introduction Graham Kyle – Osler Club of London
16.00 William Osler: the father of medical education – Prof Dame Jane Dacre, Professor of Medical Education
16.20 Sir William Osler’s influence in shaping modern medical history – Dr Hilary Morris, Medical historian and Educator
16.40 Kindness as a Virtue – Dr James Le Fanu, Writer and former General Practitioner
17.00 Sir William Osler and medical ethics – Dr Daniel Sokol, Barrister and Medical Ethicist
17.20 Panel discussion with four speakers including Graham Kyle and Mike Collins
17.50 End of Osler Legacy meeting

18.00 19th Poynter Lecture
Chair: Mike Collins President BSHM
“The great Republic of Medicine knows and has known no national boundaries” – William Osler, the great medical internationalist.

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Mystery object – Frimley Sanatorium
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Dates for your Diary

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

Key themes will include the history of Healthcare in Industry, Pandemics, Medical Engineering and Nursing.  Abstracts on these and general topics will be welcome. Submission schedule to be announced.

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