Posted by: Alice Nelson | 05/10/2012

WUHMO Seminar Monday 8 October 2012

Michaelmas Term 2012 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The following seminars will be held at on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

‘Health and Medicine in Britain and its Empire’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison

Week 1 – 8 October
Mark Harrison, University of Oxford
Yellow Fever and the Victorian Navy

Image of sickbay in the Belleisle Hospital ship

Crimean War: interior of the Belleisle Hospital ship in Faro. Credit: Wellcome Library, London

About the Speaker
Professor Harrison is Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine and a fellow of Green Templeton College. He has published widely on the history of disease and medicine, especially in relation to the history of war and imperialism from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. His most recent book, Contagion : How Commerce Has Spread Disease, was published in August by Yale University Press.  A blog post about this book, written by Professor Harrison, is available on the Yale UP Blog.

Recent Publications
Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War (OUP, 2008)
Wellcome Unit Library copy at D807.G7 HAR 2004

Medicine in the Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830 (OUP, 2010) – available to Bodleian Libraries readers and Oxford University members in print and as an ebook
Wellcome Unit Library copy at RA410.55.G7 HAR 2010

Contagion : How Commerce Has Spread Disease (Yale University Press, 2012)

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