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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 be the
History of Medicine in the Workplace, Pandemics, Nursing
Abstract submissions on these themes and
will be welcome.
For the latest information (23rd February 2021) please go to our
Congress 2021 page
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
This online symposium will take place over 2 sessions on Friday 12th March and Friday 26th March 2021
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The 19th BSHM Poynter Lecture was given on 1st October 2020
“The great Republic of Medicine knows and has known no national boundaries” – William Osler, the great medical internationalist
The lecturer was Dr John W Ward
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Recordings of the Osler Legacy Meeting lectures and panel discussion – click
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“History of Medicine in a Covid World” page – click
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‘Blitz Spirit’ in the Time of Pandemic
Frances Williams looks at the historic concept of ‘Blitz Spirit’ and its evocation during this period of pandemic Themes of resilience and strength have been drawn from the Second World War and put to use ...
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