Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Medicine in the Stars: Medical Casebooks in Early Modern England’

Astrology plays a surprisingly important role in the history of medical record taking. Last month Dr Lauren Kassell presented a paper on medical casebooks (c. 1550-1700) at King’s History of Health and Medicine Seminar. Today people tend to take record … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority (Glasgow, 23-25/08/2013)

‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority Medical Humanities Research Centre, University of Glasgow, 23-25 August 2013 From nurses, physicians and surgeons to administrators, caregivers, physiotherapists, technicians, veterinarians and voluntary sector workers, this conference adopts the term ‘attentive writers’ as evocative … Continue reading

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Open House

A few months ago in September I participated in an event which I’d been meaning to investigate for some time, London Open House. This is an annual weekend when significant London buildings usually closed to the general public are opened … Continue reading

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