Posted by: Alice Nelson | 30/05/2013

Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 3 June

L0030516 Ephemera Collection,promoting temperance Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

L0030516 Ephemera Collection,promoting temperance
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Trinity Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control

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

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

Week 7 – 3 June
Iain Smith, University of Glasgow
Temperance and Medical Responses to the Alcohol Question in Scotland, 1829-2013: From John Dunlop to Minimum Unit Pricing

About the speaker

Dr Smith is Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, 1992-present, and formerly Assistant Medical Director (Addictions), Glasgow Addiction Service (2004-2006).  He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow as an undergraduate 1976-1983 achieving a First Class Honours B.Sc. in Animal Developmental Biology in 1980 and subsequently graduating M.B. Ch.B. in 1983.

He entered psychiatry in 1984, passing the Membership Examination of the Royal college of Psychiatrists in early 1988.  From March, 1988-May, 1992 he held the post of Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow medical school.   Subsequently he has been a Consultant Psychiatrist at Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow from June, 1992-present day.

Dr Smith was recently awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinician Fellowship to study Inebriate Reformatories in Scotland at the beginning of the twentieth century and is now expanding this work as the basis of a historical M.D. Thesis on the medical response to the alcohol question in Scotland between 1853 and 1947.

Related publications in the Bodleian Libraries

Andrews, J. and I. Smith (Eds.), ‘Let There be Light Again’-A History of Gartnavel Royal Hospital from its Beginnings to the Present Day, (Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1992). Available in the Radcliffe Science Library

Andrews, J. and I. Smith  ‘The evolution of psychiatry in Glasgow during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries’, in Freeman, H and Berrios, G E (eds) 150 Years of British Psychiatry – Volume II: The Aftermath (Athlone Press, 1999). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at RC450.G7 ONE 1996

Blaiklock, G., The Alcohol Factor in Social Conditions (National Temperance League, 1914). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at HV5448 BLA 1914

Rowntree, J. and Sherwell, A., The Temperance Problem and Social Reform (Hodder & Staughton, 1899). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at HV5035 ROW 1899

Trotter, T. An Essay, Medical, Philosophical, and Chemical on Drunkenness and its Effects on the Human Body, [originally published 1804, with a introduction by Roy Porter] (Routledge, 1988). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at RC565 TRO 1988

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