Category Archives: History of Medicine

New John Hopkins University Press book by Ilana Löwy, visiting Professor at GHSM: “Imperfect Pregnancies”

In the 1960s, thanks to the development of prenatal diagnosis, medicine found a new object of study: the living fetus. At first, prenatal testing was proposed only to women at a high risk of giving birth to an impaired child. … Continue reading

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Upcoming UCL seminar May 3rd 4:30 pm by Dr Lara Marks: ‘History on-line: The case of monoclonal antibodies’

We are delighted to announce Dr Lara Marks’ upcoming seminar on May 3rd on ‘History on-line: The case of monoclonal antibodies’. When: Wednesday May 3rd 4.30pm Where: Darwin Building room B05, University College London Dr Lara Marks’ talk will tell the … Continue reading

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Read new blogpost by Dr Christine Aicardi: was Francis Crick’s scientific career just a fortuitous, multi-stop flight away from routine and boredom?

In this blogpost, originally published on Wellcome Trust blog here, GHSM Dr Christine Aicardi tells us how she came to the conclusion that there may have been one underlying motivation for all of Crick’s research choices across different scientific fields. Although … Continue reading

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Duncan Wilson at SSHM December 9th speaking of “Roadmaps and Pipelines, Hurdles and Obstacles: Translational Medicine and the ‘Bioethics Backlash’”

We are delighted to invite you to our next upcoming SSHM Seminar Series event. Please save the date for Dr. Duncan Wilson (Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at University of Manchester) who will present his latest work … Continue reading

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Professor Susan Jones: ‘Plague’s third pandemic: A history of disease ecology’ June 3rd at 5 pm

All are welcome to attend the Kings College London Annual Lecture in the History of Health and Medicine. When: 5 pm on Weds 3 June Where:  Anatomy Lecture Theatre, K6.29, Strand Building, Strand, followed by a reception in the Anatomy … Continue reading

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