***HISTORY OF MEDICINE SEMINARS*** Michaelmas Term 2005


18 October David Wootton (University of York): ‘Medical history in perspective: Leeuwenhoek to Lister’

1 November Laurence Totelin (Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL): ‘Sex and vegetables in the Hippocratic gynaecological treatises and attic comedies (fifth and fourth centuries BC)’

15 November Alisha Rankin (Trinity College, Cambridge): ‘Knowing the handwork: women and medical experimentation at the courts of early modern Germany’

29 November Catherine Rider (Christ’s College, Cambridge): ‘The doctor and the witches: Bartholomaeus Carrichter’s On the Curing of Magical Illnesses (1551)’

HISTORY OF MODERN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY Organised by Tatjana Buklijas and Soraya de Chadarevian

11 October Keith Wailoo (Rutgers University): ‘How cancer crossed the colour line: race and disease in twentieth-century America’

25 October Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD): ‘Anatomical storytelling and the performance of medical identity in nineteenth-century America; or, the case of Dr Charles Knowlton (1800-1850), an ‘odd’, body-snatching, ‘atheistical’ physician of antebellum New England’ 8 November Ulf Schmidt and David Willcox (University of Kent): ‘Cold War at Porton Down: informed consent in Britain’s biological and chemical warfare experiments’

22 November Philipp Felsch (Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna): ‘Cultures of speechlessness: scrambles amongst the Alps, 1800-1900’

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