19th century


This is the video version of this talk by Dr Michael Sappol and includes slides of the images discussed. To listen to an audio only version of this talk please go to our previous podcast episode. Speaker Dr Michael Sappol (EURIAS Senior Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala) Chair […]

Anatomy’s Photography [Video]


This is the audio only version of this talk by Dr Michael Sappol. To see a video version of this talk – which includes the images discussed – please go to our next podcast episode. Speaker Dr Michael Sappol (EURIAS Senior Fellow, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala) Chair Associate […]

Anatomy’s Photography [Audio Only]


Speaker Dr James McGeachie (Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland, University of Ulster) Chair Dr Fiachra Byrne (UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title A Network of Enterprises and a Centre of Calculation: Becoming Sir William Wilde Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine […]

Becoming Sir William Wilde



Speaker Dr Janet Greenlees (Glasgow Caledonian University) Chair Dr Fiachra Byrne (UCD Centre for the History of Medicine) Title The Tenuous Relationship Between Gender Health and Work in Britain and America, c.1860–1960 Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 3 March 2016 Summary This paper looks at […]

Gender Health and Work in Britain and America, 1860–1960


Speaker Dr Alice Mauger Chair Dr Catherine Cox (Director, UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland) Title The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care in Nineteenth-Century Ireland Event UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 4 February 2016 Summary How did Irish […]

The Cost of Insanity: Public, Voluntary and Private Asylum Care ...


A surgeon letting blood from a woman's arm, and a physician examining a urine-flask. Oil painting by a Flemish painter, 18th (?) century. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.
Speaker Dr Michael Brown (Roehampton University) Title Teaching Compassion – Surgical Education and the Inculcation of Moral Values in Early Nineteenth-Century Britain 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 It is often […]

Teaching Compassion – Surgical Education and the Inculcation of Moral ...



Forceps delivery as shown by William Smellie, 1792 . Public Domain.
Speaker Nathalie Sage Pranchere (Paris-Sorbonne University) Title Midwives’ and Medical Students’ Clinical Obstetric Training in Nineteenth-Century France 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 This paper intends to shed some light on […]

Midwives’ and Medical Students’ Clinical Obstetric Training in Nineteenth-Century France


An 1856 lithograph of the Selimiye barracks as a hospital for British wounded soldiers during the Crimean War. Florence Nightingale led an nursing expedition to the hospital in 1854. Public Domain.
Speaker Dr Claire Jones (King’s College London) Title Hygiene, Antiseptic and Aseptic Pedagogy and Practice in British Nursing, c. 1870 – 1900 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 introduction of […]

Hygiene, Antiseptic and Aseptic Pedagogy and Practice in British Nursing, ...


Saint George's Hospital, London: the dissecting room with students and lecturers, including Henry Gray. Wellcome Images.
Speaker Professor Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham) Title Portrait of the medical student as a young man – caricatures, realism and airbrushed history, c.1825-1939 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 […]

Portrait of the medical student as a young man – ...



Members of the Paris Medical Faculty (1904), caricature by Adrien Barrère. Pubilc Domain.
Speaker Alain Caubet (University of Rennes) Title The French med student ‘carabin’ is no longer what he used to be Event Paper given at the symposium, ‘Medical training, student experience and the transmission of knowledge, c.1800-2014’ hosted by CHOMI, UCD, October 2014 Summary The resounding folklore surrounding the French study of […]

The French med student ‘carabin’ is no longer what he ...