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Close encounters: a manuscripts workshop

23/04/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

A free manuscripts workshop for PhD students at Wellcome Collection, 01 June 2018 Engaging with an artefact from the past is often a powerful experience, eliciting emotional and sensory, as well as analytical, responses. Researchers in the library at Wellcome… Continue reading

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Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late Imperial China

22/02/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The last seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 27 February. Speaker: Dr Dror Weil (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin) Bodies translated: the circulation of Arabo-Persian physiological theories in late… Continue reading

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Smell and medical efficacy in 18th-century England

08/02/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 13 February. Speaker: Dr William Tullett (Institute of Historical Research, University of London) Smell and medical efficacy in 18th-century England Abstract: In recent years a growing scholarship… Continue reading

Broadcasting Health and Disease conference

25/01/2018 | Events and Visits

Broadcasting Health and Disease: Bodies, markets and television, 1950s–1980s An ERC BodyCapital international conference to be held at the Wellcome Trust, 19–21 February 2018 In the television age, health and the body have been broadcasted in many ways: in short… Continue reading

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Plague in Italy and Europe during the 17th century

25/01/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 30 January. Speaker: Professor Guido Alfani (Bocconi University, Milan) Plague in Italy and Europe during the 17th century: epidemiology and impact Abstract: After many years of relative… Continue reading

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Medieval Ideas about Infertility and Old Age

12/01/2018 | Early Medicine, Events and Visits

The next seminar in the 2017–18 History of Pre-Modern Medicine seminar series takes place on Tuesday 16 January. Speaker: Dr Catherine Rider (University of Exeter) Medieval Ideas about Infertility and Old Age Abstract: When they discussed fertility and reproductive disorders it was common… Continue reading

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