The Proceedings of the 20th Anniversary History of Medicine Days Conference 2011: The University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Alberta, Canada
This volume is the third 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, UK, and Europe give paper and poster presentations on a variety of topics from the history of medicine and health care.
The selected 2011 conference papers assembled in this volume particularly comprise insights into the histories of Women, Health and Reproduction, Institutes and Deinstitutionalization, the Brain, Mind, and Mindlessness, as well as a special section including Communications in the history of medicine. The 2011 keynote address was delivered by Dr George Weisz, the Cotton-Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine from the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, Montréal. Dr Weisz’s presentation, which paralleled his article “The Reinvention of Chronic Disease in the 20th Century”, is reprinted in the current volume with permission from the author and editors of the American Journal of Public Health. This volume also includes the abstracts of all 2011 conference presentations and is well-illustrated with diagrams and images pertaining to the history of medicine.
This book is part of a series. View the full series, "The Proceedings of the Annual History of Medicine Days Conferences at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine, Alberta, Canada ", here.
Frank W. Stahnisch is an Associate Professor with joint appointments 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 in the Cumming School of Medicine.
Aleksandra Lowenau is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the History of Neuroscience and Psychiatry at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. She holds a PhD in the History of Medicine from Oxford Brookes University, where she worked previously as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. Her research interests are in Holocaust, migration, war, European, and gender studies, the history of medicine, medical crimes, and postwar trials of war criminals.
Kelsey Lucyk is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Community Health at the University of Calgary. She is a student in population and public health and an Alberta Innovates—Health Solutions graduate trainee. She is particularly interested in the history of the social determinants of health in Canada.
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