England



Mary Dean sits on a chamber pot, surrounded by cots, in the dormitory of Kilronan Nursery in Woking, Surrey, in preparation for bedtime, 1941. IWM, D 2037
Speaker Dr Angela Davis (University of Warwick) Chair Dr Lindsey Earner Byrne (University College Dublin) Title Developing Bodies and Minds: Children’s Experiences of Pre-school Childcare, Britain c. 1939-1979 Event Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series, 29 January 2015 Summary Dr Angela Davis, author of Preschool Childcare […]

Developing Bodies and Minds: Children’s Experiences of Pre-School Childcare, Britain ...


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 – ...


The interior of the Department of Anatomy at Cambridge University. Photograph, 1888/1893. Wellcome Library, London.
Speaker Jenna M. Dittmar (University of Cambridge) Title The creation and evolution of the educational role of the Cambridge Anatomical Museum. 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 Anatomical  museums  were  integral  […]

The Creation and Evolution of the Educational Role of the ...


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 ...




Speaker Dr Stephen Soanes (University of Warwick) Title Transformation or stultification? The first fifteen years of voluntary mental treatment in London (1930-1945) and Dublin (1945-1960) Event Healthcare systems, regional and comparative perspectives in Britain and Ireland, 1850-1960, a conference convened by DrSean Lucey, at CHOMI, 8-9 June 2012 Summary This […]

Transformation or stultification? The first fifteen years of voluntary mental ...


Large numbers of Irish immigrants in cramped lodging houses and slums contributed to the spread of disease, Wellcome Library, London
Speakers Dr Catherine Cox, Professor Hilary Marland and Dr Sarah York Project Title Madness, migration and the Irish in Lancashire c.1850-1921 Summary In the first half of 1847 an estimated 300,000 Irish migrants arrived into the port of Liverpool. Irish migration into Lancashire escalated significantly during the Great Famine and […]

Madness, Migration and the Irish in Lancashire, 1850–1921



Speaker: Dr Jonathan Reinarz. This episode features Dr Jonathan Reinarz, Director of the History of Medicine Unit at the University of Birmingham. His paper “From rowdy youths to marginal men: a social history of medical students in provincial England, c.1825-1939” was delivered as part of the Centre Seminar Series on […]

From Rowdy Youths to Marginal Men: A Social History of ...