The Booth Lecture ‘AIDS Relief and Global Biomedicine Today: The Re-emergence of a Military-Therapeutic Complex in Africa?’ Dr Vinh-Kim Nguyen Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Montreal Wednesday 29 November 2006, 17.30, followed by a reception Lecture Room, 210 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE Attendance is free but by ticket only and you are advised to register no later than Monday 20 November. To request a ticket/tickets, please send a stamped addressed envelope, clearly marked ‘Booth Lecture’, to: Carol Bowen Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL 210 Euston Road London NW1 2BE
The Booth Lecture has been inaugurated to acknowledge the important contributions to the history of medicine made by medical practitioners, and will alternate with the Centre’s Kass Lecture (which promotes Anglo-American cooperation in the history of medicine). It is named in honour of Sir Christopher Booth, an Honorary Professor of UCL and valued member of the Centre, who has been a champion for the highest standards of research publication in the subject no matter what the formal qualifications of the author. Among his many services to medicine were his roles as Director of the Clinical Research Centre of the Medical Research Council (1978-1988), President of the British Medical Association (1986-7) and President of the Royal Society of Medicine (1988); among his many services to history were his roles as Harveian Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians (1989-1997), founding member (in 1990) of the History of 20th Century Medicine Group, and many years of service on the Wellcome Trust’s history of medicine funding committee. In addition to his wide-ranging essays on medicine in the 20th century, he has published on Quakers in Britain, especially on their medical brethren of the 18th century, such as John Fothergill and John Haygarth.