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*NEW*  BOOK REVIEW – Modern Epidemics: From the Spanish Flu to COVID-19 here

*LAUNCH*  Topics in the History of Medicine (THoM) – new BSHM journal online here

*NOTICE*  BSHM CONGRESS 2021: Abstract Deadline – 31st May 2021 details here

*NEW*  BOOK REVIEWS MILESTONE – our 100th review published here

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 and Innovation in Medical Engineering.

Abstract submissions on these themes and General Topics will be welcome.

For the latest information (31st March 2021) please go to our Congress 2021 page

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The patient: from neglected factor to media star
Is the patient a case, a body or a partner with power? Christine Gowing looks at the changing perspective in medical history. Nursing Times, 22 March 1988, nursingtimes.net In 1945 the patient voice was merely ...
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