About this event

  • Date and time Wed 6 Oct 2021 from 5:00pm to 6:55pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This is the first part of a 2-part module aiming to explore history, art and medicine.

The first lecture will focus on demonstrating the continued relevance of medical history in assessing the development of all aspects of medicine and healthcare.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the current status of the history of medicine
  • Review the different schools of thought relating to the development of the history of medicine
  • Discuss its application to present-day clinical and academic settings

The second lecture will introduce the significant role played by the different presentations of art as an informed and innovative resource in interpreting the history of medicine.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify how the portrayal of medical and healthcare subjects inform the participants
  • Discuss ways in which the artist uses the human condition
  • Review ways in which presented examples can lead to further engagement

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The RSM History of Medicine Society presents a series of 2-part modules on The emergence of medicine and health care up to the present-day. This new venture on its first year is an innovative approach to present and promote the history of medicine, and appreciate and enhance the value of medical history to clinical practice from a range of different perspectives.

These lectures are aimed at a wide audience of medical practitioners, healthcare professionals, historians, and students. Our expert speakers will delve into the historical development of various specialties, including surgery, medicine, pathology or imaging, and the clinical disciplines of anaesthesia and intensive care. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a real sense of medical history and explore how medicine has developed encouraging participants to study medical history in more detail.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Welcome and introduction

Dr Hilary Morris, Director of Lecture Series, Subject Lead History, University of Brighton

Exploring the history of medicine: Why bother?

Dr Lisetta Lovett, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Humanities, Keele University, Retired Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer in Medical Education

Comfort break
The influence of art in medical history

Professor Corrina Wagner, Associate Professor of Literature and Art History, University of Exeter

End of webinar



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations. 

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The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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