BSHM CONGRESS 2021

The British Society for the History of Medicine Biennial Congress
Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th September 2021
The University of Sheffield

Key themes were the History of Medicine in the Workplace, Pandemics, Nursing and Innovation in Medical Engineering.

 

KEYNOTE LECTURES

Thursday 16th September

Theme: The History of Medicine in the Workplace

  • John Dornan – The Growth of the Sheffield Steel and Cutlery Industry and the Development of Occupational Diseases.

  • Chris Corker – ‘The Dirty, the Idle, the Drunken and the Disorderly’: People, Public Health, Politics and Philanthropy in 19th Century Sheffield.

  • Joan Gaunt – Disease, Accident and Disaster in Coal Mines and the Mines Inspectorate.

Friday 17th September

Theme: The History of Pandemics

  • Mark Honigsbaum – Imagining Pandemics Now … and Then: A Century of Medical Failure.

Theme: The History of Nursing

  • Christine Hallett – The Art of Nursing: A History of Contradictions.

Saturday 18th September

Theme: The History of Innovation in Medical Engineering

  • Liz Beckmann – The CT Scanner: One of the Greatest Medical Engineering Developments of the 20th Century.

  • Sean Hughes – The Mechanics of Science: How Orthopaedics and Engineering go Step in Step.