About this event

  • Date and time Wed 8 Dec 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location Live stream - online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

Join us to identify a range of factors that led to the development of the orthopaedic specialty. In this live stream, we will discuss key individual and events which were able to be innovative as well as assess their contributions both within and beyond the hospital.

This session will consist of five talks outlining the history of Middlesex Hospital's Orthopaedic Department. The learning points are the contributions made by Bankart and Wiles to orthopaedic surgery which will be of interest to orthopaedic surgeons, medical historians, and other healthcare practitioners.

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During this session, you'll be able to:

  • Analyse the contributions of the surgical staff at The Middlesex Hospital especially in the areas of total joint replacement and shoulder surgery
  • Identify ways the surgical specialization developed during this period
  • Review the issues specialism creates with particular reference to patient

This live stream is available for on-demand viewing. The recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the meeting takes place. 

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Key speakers

James Scott

Editor Emeritus, Bone and Joint Journal

Dr Liam McLoughlin

Colchester Hospital

Professor Roger Emery

Retired Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Imperial College London

Professor Roger Kirby

President, Royal Society of Medicine


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Welcome and introduction

Professor Sean Hughes, President, History of Medicine Society, Royal Society of Medicine

The Middlesex Hospital 1745- 2005

Professor Roger Kirby, President, Royal Society of Medicine

The Middlesex Orthopaedic Department

Michael Edgar, Emeritus Reader in Surgery, University College London

Blundell Bankart (1879 -1951) and shoulder surgery

Professor Roger Emery, Retired Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Imperial College London

Phillip Wiles (1899-1967) and total hip replacement

James Scott, Editor Emeritus, Bone and Joint Journal

Sir Winston Churchill’s hip fracture at The Middlesex 1962

Dr Liam Mcloughlin, Colchester Hospital

Panel discussion
Close of meeting


Live stream - online

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

Special rates for difficult times  

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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