Wellcome Unit Seminar, Monday 20th October

Michaelmas Term 2014 Seminar Series
‘Disease, Health, and Medicine since 1800’
Convener: Professor Mark Harrison, University of Oxford

Week 2 – 20 October

At: The Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford

Coffee is available from 2.00pm – Seminars begin at 2.15pm prompt

Mark Harrison, University of Oxford Mark Harrison

The Army and the doctors in late Victorian Britain

Professor Mark Harrison has been Director of the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine at the University of Oxford since 2001. He has published widely on the history of disease and medicine, especially in relation to the history of war and imperialism from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. He is currently working on a history of medicine and British imperial expansion, c.1700-1850.

Selected Publications

Contagion: How Commerce Has Spread Disease (Yale University Press 2012)

The Medical War: British Military Medicine in the First World War (Oxford University Press, 2010)  Winner of the Templer Medal Book Prize

Medicine in the Age of Commerce and Empire: Britain and its Tropical Colonies, 1660-1830 (Oxford University Press, 2010)

(with S. Bhattacharya and M. Worboys), Fractured States: Smallpox, Vaccination and Public Health Policy in British India, 1800-1947 (Orient Longman, August 2005)

Medicine and Victory: British Military Medicine in the Second World War (Oxford University Press, 2004)