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Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow

//Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow

Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow

Department Name Centre for the History of Medicine
Institution Name University of Glasgow

Departmental Information

Department Profile The Centre for the History of Medicine, established in the University of Glasgow in 1985, is part of the Department of Economic & Social History, and a member of the School of History and Archaeology. The Centre is a lively and active focus for research in the history of medicine. The research interests and activities of the Centre cover the history of medicine from the early modern period to the 20th century. The fields of major interest include medicine and the Enlightenment in Scotland; women and medicine; the social history of medicine in Scotland and Britain more generally, including hospitals and the development of the medical profession; and the history of diagnostics and of 20th century biomedical science. Recent and current funded projects include: the history of the medical profession and medical education in Scotland; the influence of Listerism in Britain and abroad; the history of medical entrepreneurs and hydropathic establishments in Scotland; the history of diagnostic ultrasound; the History of the Office of the Registrar General in Scotland, and the History of the Royal College of Nursing.
Faculty Teaching Staff Anne Cameron; Marguerite Dupree; Rosemary Elliot; Angus Ferguson; Malcolm Nicolson;
Research Staff Anne Crowther; Allan Beveridge;
Areas of Expertise History of birth, death and marriage registration in Scotland, c.1854-1900; History of midwifery and childbirth in Scotland History of medicine in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Scotland; Social history of medicine in Britain 18th-20th centuries; History of the medical profession in 19th and 20th century Britain; History of the National Health Service in Britain, 1948-74; History of voluntary hospitals and social welfare in 19th and 20th century Britain; History of Infant Health; History of Medical Ethics;
Special Resources Glasgow holds rich archival material relating to the history of medicine in early modern Europe and in Britain, and particularly Scotland, from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The Archives of the Greater Glasgow Health Board, the Glasgow University Archives, the Glasgow City Archives, and the Special Collections of the Glasgow University Library provide an archival base within Glasgow for dissertation research in the history of medicine, while archives elsewhere in Scotland are also easily accessible. The Centre has a reference library, computing facilities, and other equipment providing excellent support for research. The Centre also runs a series of research seminars and workshops, and an annual research forum, all of which bring speakers from throughout the world.

Course & Degrees

Undergraduate Courses Medicine, State and Society in Britain c.1914-1974; Health and Society in Germany since c1900; Disease, Medicine and Society in Britain since 1750; Special Studies Module (for Medical Students) in the History of Medicine; Innovations in Western Medicine, 1790-1960, Social Origins and Cultural Impacts;
Undergraduate Units A module in the history of Ecology, taught in the honours programme of Economic and Social History; Modules in History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine offered at the Crichton Campus as part of degree programmes in Liberal Arts, Environmental Studies and Health and Social Studies.Taught
Postgraduate Courses The MSc in History with an emphasis on History of Medicine (Faculty of Law, Business and Social Sciences); The MLitt (T) in History with an emphasis on History of Medicine (Faculty of Arts); The MSc in History and Computing with an emphasis on History of Medicine; Subject such as: History of Medicine 1: Studies in the History of Medicine before 1850 (MSc/MLitt in History); Session on the History of Obstetrics; History of Medicine I: studies in medical history before 1850; History of Medicine II: studies in medical history 1850-2000; MSc in History with an emphasis on the history of medicine (Gender and public health); MSc in Social History (Science, Medicine and the body);Topics in the history of medicine; Public health in 20th century Glasgow; Health and Society in Germany since ca 1900; Studies in the History of Medicine before 1850; Studies in the History of Medicine from 1850-2000; Studies in the History of Medicine from 1700 to 1850 (M.Sc in History; M.Sc in History with emphasis on the History of Medicine); Studies in the History of Medicine from 1850 to 2000 (M.Sc in History; M.Sc in History with emphasis on the History of Medicine);

Contact Details

Contact Name Lydia Marshall
Postal Address Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RT, Scotland, UK
Phone +44 (0)141 330 6071
Fax +44 (0)141 330 4889
Email [email protected]
Website http://www2.arts.gla.ac.uk/History/Medicine/
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