I need a final panelist for a session I am setting up for the forthcoming Society of the History of Technology (SHOT) meeting in Amsterdam that meets from October 7-10, 2004. The panel theme is going to be the technology of the hospital with a more specific emphasis on what we are calling surgical spaces. Here I am speaking about both the built environment of the “modern” hospital and the intellectual and epistemological space where biomedical research is carried out. A paper dealing with surgical or experimental space would be great although any paper on the general theme of the hospital built environment or hospital architecture would be considered. Please contact me off line. Thanks.

Dr. Gerard J. Fitzgerald Postdoctoral Fellow, Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology [email protected]