About this event

  • Date and time Wed 4 Dec 2019 from 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us at this evening event for a closer look at the history that binds medicine, dentistry, and science in the 19th Century.

In this second evening session of the programme, two eminent speakers will illustrate the challenges and innovation in medicine, dentistry, and science in the 18th and their continuing impact.

Professor Jenny Gallagher will inform us about Frederick Newland-Pedley and his work in the Boer war and his later philanthropy. Mr. Pankaj Chandak will emphasize the innovation and persistence of Lord Lister which has had such a long term impact on Medicine.

By attending, you will:

  • Become aware of the challenges of practicing medicine and surgery in the 19th century
  • Understand the pioneering nature of Lord Lister and of his long term influence on the practice of medicine and surgery.
  • Become aware of the challenges of medical/dental leadership under wartime conditions of Frederick Newland-Pedley and of the positive impact of his legacy on the RADC and Guy's Hospital

Dinner is available to pre-book.

Key speakers

Mr Pankaj Chandak

Research Fellow, King’s College London and Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery at Guy’s, St Thomas' and Great Ormond Street Hospitals

Professor Jenny Gallagher

King's College London


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Registration, tea and coffee
Introduction by the president

Professor Stephen Challacombe, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

Dr Frederick Newland-Pedley: Boers, Wars, Guy's and the Royal Army Dental Corps

Professor Jenny Gallagher, Dean for International Affairs, Newland-Pedley Professor of Oral Health Strategy, Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

From “bench to bedside“- the importance of Joseph Lister in surgery and science

Mr Pankaj Chandak, Specialist Registrar in Transplant Surgery and Research Fellow, Guy’s and St Thomas' Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and King’s College London

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

For those who have pre-booked


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom