University of Cambridge Department of History and Philosophy of Science


Michaelmas Term 2006 History of Medicine seminars are held on Tuesdays from 5 to 6.30 pm in Seminar Room 1 of Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Free School Lane, Cambridge. Tea is available from 4.40pm. All welcome.

Early Medicine and Natural Philosophy Organised by Lauren Kassell, Elaine Leong and Alisha Rankin

10 October Lisa Smith (University of Saskatchewan) Sterility and the disordered household in Early Modern England and France

31 October David Gentilcore (University of Leicester) The renaissance tomato, from botanical curiosity to culinary condiment

21 November Marjo Kaartinen (University of Turku) ‘Desperate and incurable’: defining breast cancer in England, c. 1550-1800

History of Modern Medicine and Biology Organised by Tatjana Buklijas and Nick Hopwood

17 October Roger Cooter (University College London) and Claudia Stein (University of Warwick) Thinking in posters: AIDS and the power of the visual

7 November Robert Kirk (University of Manchester) From standardization to welfare: the origins of the ‘3 Rs’ approach to managing laboratory animals

28 November Aya Homei (University of Manchester) The H-bomb, fishermen and an unusual infection: the Bikini incident and the rise of a new medicine in Cold War Japan

From Generation to Reproduction This seminar, which is funded by our Wellcome Trust enhancement award in the history of medicine, is a forum for discussion of how, since 1500, our world of reproductive practices and controversy was created. Organised by Laurence Totelin and Nick Hopwood.

24 October Rebecca Cassidy (Goldsmiths College, London) ‘It’s all in the blood’: thoroughbred racehorse reproduction

14 November Rebecca Flemming (Faculty of Classics, Cambridge) Nature, nurture or neither? Some Hippocratic generations of difference