Today we added two new books to the Wellcome Unit Library’s shelves:
Foucault’s History of Madness RC 438 FOU 2009
Weisz’s The Medical Mandarins: the French Academy in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries R504 WEI 1995
Both the books are on reading lists for advanced papers in the MSc History of Science, Medicine and Technology at the University of Oxford.
Related links: Wellcome Unit Library website | SOLO Library Catalogue | More about the HSMT MSc course
University of Oxford History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care:
Free Public Lectures
Two lectures, offered as part of a new accredited short course ‘History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care’, are now open to the general public.
Why Brains Can’t Think: Exposing the Mereological Fallacy
Rom Harré, Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College
Monday 16th July, 7pm: Rewley House
For more information visit: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/V560-3
Translating Evidence into Recommendations for Action: the Role of Judgement in the Appraisal of Evidence in Medicine and Public Health.
Professor Mike Kelly. Director of the Centre for Public Health Excellence, NICE.
Wednesday 18th July 2012, 7pm: Rewley House
For more information visit: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/B900-78
Full details about the History and Philosophy of Evidence-Based Health Care course can be found on our website: www.conted.ox.ac.uk/hpebhc3
“History of science without philosophy of science is blind … philosophy of science without history of science is empty” – Norwood Russell Hanson
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images
Trinity Term 2012 Seminar Series
At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford
Medicine, Leisure and the Arts
Convener: Dr Elise Smith
Week 8 – 11 June
James Kennaway, Durham University
The Piano Plague: The Nineteenth-century Medical Critique of Female Musical Education
About the speaker
Dr James Kennaway is a lecturer at Durham University’s Centre for the History of Medicine and Disease. He has previously studies at UCLA, King’s College (London), the Wellcome Institute (London) and the London School of Economics. He is currently working on a project entitled ‘Pathological Sounds: The History of Music as a Threat to the Nerves‘.
Note: Oxford University members can access the full text of the above articles via Oxlip+.
Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt
All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand. Please contact Elise Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
Please note there is no parking
The complete list of seminars for Trinity Term 2012 can be found at