Medical Training Symposium 2014

Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014: new foundations and global perspectives

Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University College Dublin
17-18 October, 2014
Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme and Wellcome Trust
Keynote speaker: Professor John Harley Warner (Yale University)

Organised by Dr Laura Kelly

This two-day symposium examined the theme of medical training and education, broadly conceived – incorporating allied medical and scientific specialisms – with the overall aspiration of broadening our understanding of the changing experiences of students and those undergoing medico-scientific training in a variety of institutional and international settings in the modern period.

Recorded by Real Smart Media

A medical student being examined for his bedside manner by a group of senior doctors. Wood engraving by G. Morrow, 1914. Wellcome Library, London.


Kibble Palace at the Glasgow Botanic Gardens - rear panoramic view. Public Domain.
Speaker Clare Hickman (King’s College London) Title Botanic Gardens as Spaces and Places of Medical Teaching – The example of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Botanic Gardens. Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 […]

Botanic Gardens as Spaces and Places of Medical Teaching – ...


The Anderson Stuart building at The University of Sydney, 2009. Photo by Toby Hudson. Creative Commons Licence
Speaker Dr Laurence Geary (University College Cork) Title Medical Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary For the first three-quarters of a century of white occupation of Australia, […]

Medical Education in Nineteenth-Century Australia.


The Medical Missionary of Mary, June 1960
Speaker Ailish Veale (Trinity College Dublin) Title The dual training of medical missionaries, 1940-1960 Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary Prior to 1936 Catholic nuns were forbidden by Canon law from […]

The Dual Training of Medical Missionaries, 1940-1960



Lady Lyall and Dufferin Hospital for Women, Agra, India. Wellcome Library, London.
Speaker Gillian McClelland (Queen’s University Belfast) Title Lady Dufferin’s Fund and Medical Training for Women Educated in Colonial India 1885-1920 Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary The vicereine of India, Harriot […]

Lady Dufferin’s Fund and Medical Training for Women Educated in ...


Development and Dissemination of Venereological Knowledge Among English Medical Professionals 1886-1913, PhD thesis by Anne Hanley, 2014. Photo by Anne Hanley.
Speaker Anne Hanley (University of Cambridge) Title Venereology at the Polyclinic – Postgraduate study among general practitioners in England, 1899-1914 Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary In 1899, the British Medical […]

Venereology at the Polyclinic: Postgraduate Study Among GPs in England ...


Royal College of Physicians, Kildare Street, Dublin. Photo by By Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Speaker Professor Greta Jones (University of Ulster) Title The Irish Response to Flexner and the Transformation of American Medical Education in the Twentieth Century Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary Following […]

The Irish Response to Flexner and the Transformation of American ...



The Battle of the Pills, Boston Evening Times, 25 November 1871
Speaker Professor Nadav Davidovitch (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Title Alternative Visions of Scientific Medicine – Homeopathic Medical Education in the Post Flexner Era Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’, organised by Laura Kelly, at CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary In […]

Alternative Visions of Scientific Medicine – Homeopathic Medical Education in ...