Past seminars

The Centre for Medical History hosts a series of internal seminars each term, with a variety of speakers from within and outside the University. Everyone is welcome to attend these seminars. (Also available: details of forthcoming seminars).

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6 December 201715:00

Disfigured Faces: Modern and Early Modern

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Queens BuildingAdd this to your calendar
15 November 201715:00

Global Histories of Mental Health

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12 October 201714:00

Scientfic Respectability and Popular Disseminations of Sex Research in Interwar German Film

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Queens BuildingAdd this to your calendar
12 May 201613:00

Centre for Medical History Seminar Series

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28 April 201613:00

Centre for Medical History Seminar Series

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17 March 201613:00

Dr Michael Clarke (University College London)

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10 March 201612:30

Mary Robson (Durham University)

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18 February 201612:30

Centre for Medical History Seminar Series

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4 February 201613:00

Professor Cornelius Borck (University of Lubeck)

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25 January 201615:30

Dr Fabrizio Bigotti (University of Exeter) and Dr Matteo Valleriani (Max Plank Institute, Berlin)

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9 December 201516:00

Medical practitioners in early modern England, Ireland and Wales

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3 December 201512:00

Gino D'Oca and Iain Hrynaszkiewicz (Palgrave Communications)

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19 November 201513:00

Ina Linge (University of Cambridge)

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12 November 201513:00

Dr Jane Hand (University of Warwick)

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15 October 201513:00

Dr Victoria Patton (Durham University)

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8 October 201513:00

Dr Chiara Beccalossi (University of Lincoln)

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12 February 201513:00

The Myth of the Chemical Imbalance: origins and consequences

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5 February 201513:00

Emil Kraepelin and Transcultural Psychiatry

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15 January 201513:00

An Overrated Prescription: Death and Disease on the Victorian Sea-front

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4 December 201413:00

'Mathematica medica': Santorio Santorio and the quest for certainty in medicine. Celebrating the four hundred years of the 'Ars de statica medicina' 1614-2014)

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20 November 201413:00

Seminar Series

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6 November 201413:00

Seminar Series

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16 October 201413:00

Self-help for your nerves: popular understandings of stress in the twentieth century

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22 May 201413:00

John Bowlby and attachment theory: the origins of a paradigm

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15 May 201413:00

Medical Practice, Urban Politics and Patronage: The London ‘Commonalty’ of Physicians and Surgeons of the 1420s

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13 February 201413:00

‘Recovering an Early Eighteenth-Century Family Scandal’

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30 January 201413:00

‘”Nature's Office & Work': Defeating Disease in Early Modern England, 1580-1720”

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10 January 201413:00

"Those Sweet and Benign Humours that Nature Sends Monthly": Menstruation and Transitional Bleeding in Early Modern England

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28 November 201313:00

Tenancy, Organized Crime, and Labor Conflict in the Pennsylvania Hard Coal Industry, 1907- 1936

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7 November 201313:00

Medical practice in early modern Britain

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24 October 201315:00

Title to be confirmed

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10 October 201313:00

Politeness and Pogonotomy in Eighteenth-Century Britain

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6 June 201313:00

TBC

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23 May 201313:00

'It will not be forgotten how serious matters may become in a year of drought': Rural Public Health and the 'long drought' in Victorian Wales

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9 May 201313:00

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14 March 201313:00

Medicine and its markets in early modern England

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28 February 201313:00

Edward Glover, Psychoanalysis and the Politics of Homosexual Law Reform

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14 February 201313:00

Thomas Hardy and Biology

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31 January 201313:00

Bhutan’s Smallpox Eradication Programme: International Health and the Limits of Global Influence

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17 January 201313:00

'A Sort of Physicians and Conjurers': Obeah and the Literature of Afro-Caribbean Resistance on the Colonial Plantation.

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29 November 201213:00

Leprosy and Identity in Late Medieval France and England

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15 November 201213:00

Exploring the Links Between Poverty and Learning Disabilities: comparing the 19th and 21st century English experiences

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1 November 201213:00

Benito Pérez Galdós and his ‘Flirtation’ with Medicine

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18 October 201213:00

The Significance of Gender to Psychiatric Treatment in the Interwar Period: The Maudsley Cases 1923-1938

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4 October 201213:00

Disability, Rehabilitation and the Body in Georgian England: A Cultural History of the Wooden Leg

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24 May 201213:00

Rhetoric of Pain

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10 May 201213:00

Production and Consumption of Vernacular Medical Books in Early Modern England

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15 March 201217:00

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1 March 201213:00

Health and climate change

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2 February 201213:00

Child development/preschool childcare

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26 January 201213:00

Bone Marrow Transplantation 1945-61

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18 January 201213:00

Magnus Hirschfeld, race and sexology

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8 December 201113:00

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24 November 201113:00

Medical Education

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10 November 201113:00

The patient consumer? Patient organisations and consumerisms in Britain since the 1960's.

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27 October 201113:00

Mental illness and returning patient care in the early National Health Service

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13 October 201113:00

'Third class treatment for third class patients'? Reform and chronic mental illness in twentieth century British psychiatry

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26 May 201113:00

TBA

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5 May 201113:00

The future of the social history of medicine

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17 March 201113:00

The History of SIDS

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3 March 201113:00

Stress, psychosomatic disease and the 1960s civil servant

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17 February 201113:00

'Against Natural and Moral Law'?: Artificial Insemination 'Rights'(and 'Wrongs') in 1950s Scotland

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4 February 201113:00

The History of AIDS

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20 January 201113:00

Antarctic exploration

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9 December 201013:00

'Transnational and Transcultural Histories of Chinese Medicine: Medieval Persia and Socialist Cuba'

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25 November 201013:00

'The Sleep of Reason: Imagination, Irrationality and SleepPathology in Medieval Medicine'

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11 November 201013:00

'Forging a New Indian Materia Medica: Professional Societies and the Formalisation of European Medical Practice, 1822-1854'

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28 October 201013:00

'Negotiating Science: The Foundation and the Gamma Globulin Pilot Study, 1951'

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7 October 201013:00

'Galen and Modern Medicine'

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15 June 201015:30

'Reading and writing the book of life: linguistic metaphors in the history of genomics and biotechnologies.'

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19 May 201015:00

Female Same-Sex Desires: Conceptualizing a Disease in Competing Medical Fields in Nineteenth-Century Europe

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17 May 201015:00

Darwin's Progress and the Problem of Slavery

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Queens Building MR1Add this to your calendar
6 May 201013:00

'Urban Nature: Rats, Stress and the Welfare State'

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4 March 201013:00

The Uses and Abuses of the History of Hyperactivity

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23 February 201019:00

It Must Have Been Something He Ate: Food Additives, Hyperactivity and the Feingold Diet

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Exeter Community CentreAdd this to your calendar
18 February 201013:00

The pursuit of happiness: the social and scientific origins of Hans Selye's natural philosophy of life.

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4 February 201013:00

'Physicians in the Crusades'

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21 January 201013:00

To Grow the Children in the Open Air: A history of the open air school movement in the early 20th century

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10 December 200913:00

'Globalizing Flu: Pandemic surveillance and the making of international health'

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26 November 200913:00

To be announced

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4 November 200917:00

Gendering Fear: A History of the Traumatic Languages of Sexual Violence

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3 November 200915:00

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2 November 200920:30

The Suicidal Animal: Science and the Nature of Self-destruction

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Café Scientifique, Phoenix Arts CentreAdd this to your calendar
29 October 200913:00

'Race and the Control of Maternal Health: the Zanzibar Maternity Association, 1919-1947'

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15 October 200916:00

'Where is the history of medical ethics?'

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19 March 200913:00

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17 March 200917:00

"The changing nature of work: the stressor for the 21st Century"

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Kay BuildingAdd this to your calendar
9 March 200916:00

Joint seminar with the Department of English 'Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry and Postwar American Culture'

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25 February 200916:00

Joint Seminar with the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe 'Puberty and the making of gender: explaining bodily changes in sex education, 1900 - 1980'

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19 February 200913:00

'From Commonplace Books to Index cards: Linnaeus at Work, 1727-1777'

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5 February 200913:00

Birthing Tales by physicians, surgeons and midwives in Early Modern France

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4 February 200916:00

Joint seminar with the Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Sexuality and Gender in Europe 'Culture, Psychiatry and Koro: penis shrinking, masculinity, and culture-bound syndrome'

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11 December 200813:00

'Desperate Housewives' and the Domestic Environment in Post-War Britain - Individual Perspectives.

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27 November 200813:00

Medical Magic and the Church in Medieval England

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13 November 200813:00

'Sadness and Dis-ease in early modern England'

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11 November 200817:00

Who put the stress on post-traumatic stress, and what makes it work?

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30 October 200813:00

Globalizing Flu: Pandemic surveillance and the making of international health

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16 October 200813:00

'My wife hath sent ....her laudanum': the role of lay practitioners in the health care of the Cecil family, 1550-1660

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22 May 200813:00

Joint seminar with the Centre for War, State and Society 'Civil war, Trauma and the Psychology of Mau Mau'

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15 May 200813:00

'Galen on the interface of medical and psychological therapy'

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1 May 200813:00

'The Tailor's Daughter, the Clerk's Lady and the Ploughman's Wife: Managing Difficult Delivery and the Development of the Edinburgh Royal Maternity Hospital, 1844-1939'

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13 March 200813:00

'Secret Bodies: Measuring Masculinities in Early Modern France'

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14 February 200813:00

Globalising flu: pandemic surveillance & the making of international health.

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31 January 200813:00

The transatlantic history of total hip replacement: technologies and political economies of health

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6 December 200713:00

Anxiety, stress & social adaptation, 1930s - 1950s: physiological testing & psychological disorders

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22 November 200713:00

The trial of Ronald True: the place of psychiatry in a 1922 insanity trial.

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8 November 200713:00

Re-assessing the health visitor as part of a public health team.

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25 October 200713:00

Sacred spas? Healing springs & religion in post-Reformation England.

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27 September 200713:00

Historical and contemporary perspectives - Migration and Health in Southeast Asia: The State, Less-skilled Migrant Workers and Public Health policies

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21 June 200713:00

"The Drug that Makes Soldiers Good Sailors Will Soon Be Working for You! Antihistamines and the Culture of Performance in Cold War America"

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17 May 200713:15

Bringing the lab to the workplace: labour conflicts and management culture at Almaden mercury mines in the early 20th century

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3 May 200713:00

On the Disease of Love: a medical view of infatuation in the medieval Islamic period.

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15 February 200713:15

Psychedelic Psychiatry: 1950s LSD experimentation

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30 November 200613:15

Chivalry, Sexuality and Menstrual Taboo, c. 1840-1880

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21 June 200613:00

Playboys, Wolves, and Devoted Husbands: Men and Abortion in England 1861-1967

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4 May 200613:00

Silencing the Disabled: Spina bifida and prenatal screening in Great Britain

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9 March 200613:00

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23 February 200613:00

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26 January 200613:00

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6 October 200513:00

Worrying about the Water: Sprawl, Pollution and the Making of Environmentalism on Post WWII Long Island

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3 March 200513:00

Lampreys, lungfish & elasmobranchs: The politics of animal selection.

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17 February 200516:00

Wastelands Seminar Series: "Zones of indistinction: Some thoughts on the bio-politics of urban space"

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20 January 200516:00

Wastelands Seminar Series: "Nature & the Subjective: Abandoning taxonomy for encounter"

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24 November 200414:00

Risk, efficacy, and attenuation in debates over smallpox vaccination in Montreal 1870-1876

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18 November 200416:00

Wastelands Seminar Series: "The Burning Issue: Waste, incineration & public health in nineteenth & twentieth century Britain"

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4 November 200413:00

"Medical ethics in colonial Algeria"

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21 October 200416:00

Wastelands Seminar Series: "Visions of Apocalypse & Pollution in Fin de Siécle London"

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4 March 200413:00

Medicine & feminism - who's reproducing babies?

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12 February 200413:00

Cholera, Caricature & Criticism

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22 January 200413:00

Medical History Lives

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12 June 200313:15

The Act of Copulation being Ordain'd by nature as the ground of all Generation": fertility and the representation of sexual pleasure in seventeenth-century pornography

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5 June 200313:15

Estelle Cohen discusses women and medicine

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8 May 200313:15

Reinventing the asylum: a case study of a lay residential community for the severely mentally ill - [presenting data from a pilot study exploring the nature and operation of The Community of St Anthony and St Elias, South Devon]

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6 March 200313:15

"Caught between two cultures": The dual certificated nurses at Starcross and their problematic integration into the traditions of the institution and competing lay and medical hierarchies

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13 February 200313:15

Ben Adam Second Begotten Son of Yahweh: His Mental and Spiritual Crisis of May 1927

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23 January 200313:15

Smoke gets in your eyes: air pollution and the classification of respiratory diseases

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