Monthly Archives: June 2016

Opening hours w/b 17 June 2016

Next week our opening hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 2.15pm-5pm
Wednesday: 2pm-4:30pm

As always, please contact us if you would like to visit the library. Have a splendid weekend. To celebrate Father’s Day, here’s a picture of a dedicated father rushing the doctor to an emergency by bicycle.

A man on a bicycle with a physician riding pillion...

L0074427 Credit: Wellcome Library, London A man on a bicycle with a physician riding pillion; advertising the film “When father fetched the doctor”. Colour lithograph, 191?. Lettering note: Doctor’s name-plaque on the house in the background: “Dr Spills surgeon” The doctor has grabbed his medical bag. His top hat goes flying as the father races off with him to a medical emergency. Date of the film given as 1912 in the Internet movie database but as 1915 in the British Film Institute database (both accessed 11 January 2010). Lithograph 191u By: Cricks and Martin Films. Published: Cricks & Martin Ltd.,London (Duke St., London W.C.2) :  [191-] Printed: Barway Press)(London : Size: sheet 101.5 x 75 cm. Collection: Iconographic Collections Library reference no.: Iconographic Collection 689308i Full Bibliographic Record Link to Wellcome Library Catalogue Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0


SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016





African Medicine Matters: documenting encounters in medical practice and healthcare

Alison Richard Building, Cambridge, 6 September 2016


9: 00    Registration

9:15    Welcome

9:20    Keynote Address

Dr Benson Mulemi, Catholic University of East Africa

Dialectical construction and deconstruction of contemporary African Medicine.

10:15   Panel 1

Dr Anne Samson, Great War in Africa Association

Medical Practices in World War I Africa

 Dr Tony Jewell

Colonial Medicine in East Africa in War and Peace 1910-1932

1:00     Coffee Break

11:15   Panel 2

Dr Hannah Louise Clark, Trinity College, University of Oxford

‘The General practitioners of the Aurès’: a microhistory of medicine and surgery in early twentieth-century Algeria

Marcia Tiede, Area Studies Cataloguer (Africana): Northwestern University

Indigenous Care in Mali, Examples from the Cahiers Ponty

Korklu A Laryea, University of Mines & Technology, Tarkwa

Aawon Amewuda Kartey (1895-2010): A life of an ‘aborted Christian faith’ and traditional medicinal practice

12:45   Film

Asha Ahmed Mwilu, Independent filmmaker from Nairobi, will introduce her documentary about traditional and western medicine in Kenya.

1.10     Lunch

1.50    SCOLMA AGM

2.15    Panel 3

Benjamin Bronnert Walker, Wellcome Trust doctoral student in the Department of History, University of York

The Conductors: Faith Healing, International Health and Medical Mission in Post-Colonial Ghana, 1957-1982

Sophie Smith, Adam Matthew

Animal attacks, dysentery epidemics and childbirth: Creating a digital archive of medical missionary experiences in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dr Elinor Rooks, University of Leeds

Ebola Zombies and Vampire Scientists: Public Responses and Disease Control in Ebola and Sleeping Sickness

3.45     Tea Break

4.00     Panel 4

Erick V. A. Gbodossou, MD President PROMETRA International Dakar, Senegal

Virginia Davis Floyd, MD, MPH Vice President PROMETRA International Atlanta, GA USA

The PROMETRA International Journey: Traditional Medicine In Africa

Anselm Adodo and Jamie Hitchen, Africa Research Institute

Traditional Medicine as an alternative health care delivery system in Africa: An example from Nigeria

Dr Alistair G. Tough, University of Glasgow

Audit culture, overseas donors and medical record keeping.  Some comments based on Tanzanian experience.

5:30     Conclusion

Gathering for drinks at local pub

SCOLMA thanks the following for support for the conference: Adam Matthew, Taylor and Francis, Alison Richard Building

To book a place please contact Sarah Rhodes –

SCOLMA Annual Conference 2016: African Medicine Matters