Posted by: Bethan Jenkins | 25/10/2013

Wellcome Unit Seminars, 28th October

‘Structures of Medical Knowledge’
Conveners: Drs Erica Charters and Elise Smith

Week 3 – 28 October

Claire Jones, University of Leeds

Selling Medicine to Professionals, Professionals Selling Medicine: Examining the Relationship between Market and Medic in Late-Nineteenth and Early-Twentieth-century Britain

Claire Jones’ research centres on the cultural, economic and social history of medicine and health in modern Britain, with particular emphases on the relationship between medicine and commerce, and ways in which this relationship affects professional social structures, ethics, and technologies. Her first monograph on the development of medical industry in Britain titled The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914 has just been published.

Claire completed her PhD in the Department and in collaboration with the Thackray Museum in 2010, before returning in 2012 to become the new Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Leeds. More about the Museum can be found here. Previously she was learning and access officer on a HLF project at the University of Worcester and was research fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick.

Selected Publications

  • “Re-Reading Medical Trade Catalogs: The Use of Professional Advertising in British Medical Practice, 1870- 1914,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 86:3 (October 2012), pp. 361–93.
  • “Instrument of Information: The Rise of the Medical Trade Catalog in Britain , 1750-1914,” Technology & Culture, 54:3 (July 2013), pp. 563-599.
  • “How to Make a University History of Science Museum: Lessons from Leeds,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Part A, (available online 30 July 2013).
  • The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870 – 1914, (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2013).
From: A catalogue of surgical instruments manufactured and sold by Arnold and Sons ...  Published: Arnold and Sons35 and 36 West Smithfield, London  1873

From: A catalogue of surgical instruments manufactured and sold by Arnold and Sons …
Published: Arnold and Sons35 and 36 West Smithfield, London 1873

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt

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