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*LATEST BLOG POST*
Matthias Schleiden and the Genesis of Cell Theory
Wallace Mendelson describes how an encounter between two scientists resulted in the creation of cell theory. Matthias Jacob Schleiden (1804-1881), the son of a Hamburg physician, was trained in the law in Heidelberg, and in ...


*NEW BOOK REVIEWS*

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

The Fevered Fight: Medical History of the American Revolution, 1775-1783

Visual Culture and Pandemic Disease Since 1750: Capturing Contagion

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*LATEST JOURNAL ISSUE*

Topics in the History of Medicine (THoM)Volume 3

Special volume on the History of Military Medicine


*LATEST BSHM NEWSLETTER*

BSHM Newsletter December 2023


BSHM CONGRESS 2023

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

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