About this event

  • Date and time Wed 6 Apr 2022 from 5:00pm to 6:55pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

This part 1 of module 4 will delve into patient care from cradle to grave.

Explore the historical, socio-economic, and cultural influences in developing the speciality of paediatrics in the first lecture.

Learning objectives include:

  • Identify the importance of specialist hospitals in providing paediatric medicine and surgery
  • Assess the role of key individuals in developing this specialism
  • Evaluate the emotive factors in medicine and surgery in relation to infants and children

The second lecture will explore the socio-economic and cultural influences in developing the speciality of the care of the elderly.

Learning objectives include:

  • Discuss ways in which geriatric medicine has reverted to a more generalist approach when dealing with elderly patients suffering from multiple diseases
  • Assess the way in which society responds to geriatric medicine
  • Discuss the demands of an increasingly aged population and how the medical and healthcare profession should respond

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. 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 series 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. This is a fantastic opportunity to have a real sense of medical history and its development and be encouraged 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 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Standard pricing available until 06 April 2022.


RSM Member RSM Trainee RSM Student
£12.00 £9.00 £6.00

Non - Member

Non - Member Trainee AHP / Nurse / Midwife Student
£20.00 £15.00 £15.00 £10.00


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Dr Christopher Gardner-Thorpe, Consultant Neurologist, Examiner and Lecturer, Society of Apothecaries, President Elect, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The history and development of paediatrics

Professor John Pearn, Professor Emeritus, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, and Senior Paediatrician, Queensland Children's Hospital, Australia

Comfort break
The care of the elderly

Dr Michael Denham, Retired Geriatrician and Medical Historian, London

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