The History of Twentieth Century Medicine Group (convenor, Dr Till Tansey, assisted by Dr Daphne Christie, Mrs Lois Reynolds and Mrs Wendy Kutner), within The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, is pleased to announce the Witness Seminars for spring and summer 2006. They are:
March 16, 2.00 p.m.: The Early Development of Total Hip Replacement. Advisers: Dr Krishna Kunzru, Dr Francis Neary
April 04, 2.00 p.m.: The Discovery, Use and Impact of Platinum Salts as Chemotherapy Agents for Cancer. Advisers: Professor Paul Andrews, Dr Anthony Woods
May 09, 2.00 p.m.: Medical Ethics Education in Britain 1963-1993. Adviser: Dr Michael Barr
July 11, 2.00 p.m.: Superbugs and Superdrugs: The history of MRSA. Adviser: Professor Gordon Stewart
Witness seminars are meetings to which individuals associated with a particular set of circumstances or events in recent medical history are invited to discuss, debate, agree or disagree amongst themselves about their reminiscences in a chairman-led meeting. Practically a form of open peer-review, these meetings are recorded, transcribed and edited for publication, as contributions to the literature of the recent history of medicine. To date nearly 40 Witness Seminars have been held, most of which have been published-hard copies are available for purchase and electronic copies may be downloaded free of charge at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/histmed/publications/wellcome-witnesses/witness-seminar s.html.
Attendance at Witness Seminars is by appointment only, as space is limited. To attend, please contact Mrs Wendy Kutner, tel.: +44 (0)20 7679 8106, email: [email protected].