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The Proceedings of the 19th Annual History of Medicine Days Conference 2010

The University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, Alberta, Canada

Editor(s): Beth Cusitar, Aleksandra Loewenau

Book Description

This volume is the second in a peer-reviewed series of Proceedings Volumes from the Calgary History of Medicine Days conferences, produced by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The History of Medicine Days is a two day, national conference held annually at the University of Calgary, Canada, where undergraduate and early graduate students from across Canada, the US, the UK and Europe give paper and poster presentations on a wide variety of topics from the history of medicine and health care.

The selected 2010 conference papers assembled in this volume particularly comprise the history of Applications of Science to Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Illness and Disease, Stigma and Gender, Neurology and Psychiatry, and Eugenics. The 2010 keynote address was delivered by Distinguished Professor of the History of Nursing and Public Health, Dr Geertje Boschma from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, and is reprinted in the current volume. This volume also includes the abstracts of all 2010 conference presentations and is well-illustrated with diagrams and images pertaining to the history of medicine.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4953-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4953-7
Date of Publication: 01/09/2013
Pages / Size: 380 / A5
Price: £49.99


Lisa Petermann has served as the Director of the Knowledge Exchange Centre – Mental Health Commission of Canada, and as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical History at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD in History of Medicine in 2007 from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick, with a thesis titled “From a Cough to a Coffin: The Child’s Medical Encounter in England and France, 1762–1882.” Her dissertation was supervised by French historian Professor Colin Jones and medical historian Professor Hilary Marland.

Kelsey Lucyk is a Research Assistant in the Calgary History of Medicine and Health Care Program, and a PhD Student in Public Health and History of Medicine in the Graduate Program of the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. Her recent MSc project at the University of Calgary focused on the historical developments of mental health perceptions and public health discourses around mental health care in a detailed case study in Kitimat, British Columbia. She is currently researching and publishing on issues related to the history of mental health care and the development of the wider field of public health in Canada.

Frank W. Stahnisch is an Associate Professor with joint appointment in the Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of History at the University of Calgary, where he also holds the AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine and Health Care. He is the author of Ideas in Action, and the co-editor of Medizin, Geschichte und Geschlecht, Albert Neissers ‘Stereoscopischer Medicinischer Atlas’, Bild und Gestalt, and Ludwik Fleck – Denkstile und Tatsachen: Gesammelte Schriften und Zeugnisse. His most recent book is Medicine, Life and Function (2012).