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.
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.