About this event

  • Date and time Wed 5 Apr 2023 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by History of Medicine Society

In the fourth and final module Moving Boundaries of the webinar series, Part 1 will look at different approaches to writing the history of medicine and the influence of botany on medicine across centuries and the developments which have followed.

Participants will be able to:

  • Model good practice in writing the history of medicine
  • Encourage submissions from across the healthcare profession
  • Understand the importance of having different methods of medicine on record
  • Chart the development of botany within a medical setting
  • Acknowledge botany’s role in medicine in history

In the second part of the module and the last webinar of the series, we will look at the legal challenges faced by the medical profession today and the views on the topic of the President of the History of Medicine Section. Book your place for Part 2 by clicking here.

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Each session is led by a renowned expert who will discuss key developments within their respective specialism in ways which promote both an innovative appreciation of medical history as well as encourage future scholarship. There are two lectures of 40 minutes which will continue to be delivered online. However, participants are again encouraged to engage fully with each speaker through an interactive question and answer facility.

This season will aim at expanding the discussion relating to what we mean by medical history by moving away from its more traditional model in order to appreciate its continued relevance within both a formal and informal setting. Please note that whilst the programme is designed to be complementary to previous sessions, earlier attendance is not a prerequisite for participation. International audiences continue to be warmly welcomed.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered event participants 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 

Successfully writing the history of medicine

Dr Kevin Shillington, Historian and Biographer

Comfort break
The role of botany in the history of medicine

Dr Noel Snell, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London and Garden Fellow, Royal College of Physicians

Close of meeting




Registration for this event will close 1 hour prior to start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

We are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. This is at the presenter and the RSM’s discretion.

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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