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Wellcome Unit Seminar Monday 3 June

L0030516 Ephemera Collection,promoting temperance Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

L0030516 Ephemera Collection,promoting temperance
Credit: Wellcome Library, London. Wellcome Images

Trinity Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 7 – 3 June
Iain Smith, University of Glasgow
Temperance and Medical Responses to the Alcohol Question in Scotland, 1829-2013: From John Dunlop to Minimum Unit Pricing

About the speaker

Dr Smith is Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Glasgow, 1992-present, and formerly Assistant Medical Director (Addictions), Glasgow Addiction Service (2004-2006).  He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow as an undergraduate 1976-1983 achieving a First Class Honours B.Sc. in Animal Developmental Biology in 1980 and subsequently graduating M.B. Ch.B. in 1983.

He entered psychiatry in 1984, passing the Membership Examination of the Royal college of Psychiatrists in early 1988.  From March, 1988-May, 1992 he held the post of Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Glasgow medical school.   Subsequently he has been a Consultant Psychiatrist at Gartnavel Royal Hospital, Glasgow from June, 1992-present day.

Dr Smith was recently awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinician Fellowship to study Inebriate Reformatories in Scotland at the beginning of the twentieth century and is now expanding this work as the basis of a historical M.D. Thesis on the medical response to the alcohol question in Scotland between 1853 and 1947.

Related publications in the Bodleian Libraries

Andrews, J. and I. Smith (Eds.), ‘Let There be Light Again’-A History of Gartnavel Royal Hospital from its Beginnings to the Present Day, (Gartnavel Royal Hospital, 1992). Available in the Radcliffe Science Library

Andrews, J. and I. Smith  ‘The evolution of psychiatry in Glasgow during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries’, in Freeman, H and Berrios, G E (eds) 150 Years of British Psychiatry – Volume II: The Aftermath (Athlone Press, 1999). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at RC450.G7 ONE 1996

Blaiklock, G., The Alcohol Factor in Social Conditions (National Temperance League, 1914). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at HV5448 BLA 1914

Rowntree, J. and Sherwell, A., The Temperance Problem and Social Reform (Hodder & Staughton, 1899). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at HV5035 ROW 1899

Trotter, T. An Essay, Medical, Philosophical, and Chemical on Drunkenness and its Effects on the Human Body, [originally published 1804, with a introduction by Roy Porter] (Routledge, 1988). Available in the Wellcome Unit Library at RC565 TRO 1988

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Wellcome Unit Seminar today 13 May by Stephen Jacyna

Colour lithograph by J.-J. Waltz (Hansi), 1905. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Colour lithograph by J.-J. Waltz (Hansi), 1905. Credit: Wellcome Library, London.

Trinity Term 2013 History of Medicine Seminar Series
Medical Conceptions of Self-control and Social Control

Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine,
Seminar Room, 47 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

The seminars are on Mondays at 2.15pm
Coffee will be available from 2.00pm

Week 4 – 13 May
Stephen Jacyna, University College LondonS
La Propriété de soi: the Political Economy of the Self in Post-revolutionary France

About the speaker
Dr Stephen Jacyna has published a biography of the British neurologist, Sir Henry Head (1861-1940).  His other research interests include the history of histology in the nineteenth century with special reference to the formation of expertise and the adjudication of disputes within communities of microscopic observers. His current research deals with the impact of developments in neuroscientific research and the emergence of the specialty of clinical neurology upon the wider culture.  In particular, he is interested in interactions between patients and neurologists in the period following 1860.  Themes to be explored include: the phenomenology of neurological illness, the literary forms in which these experiences are conveyed, the use of “exemplary” patients as objects of scientific study, and the fluid boundary between “functional” and “organic” nervous disorders. He has also recently begun a new project that will explore the relations between developments in neuroanatomy and psychology in nineteenth-century France.

Selected Publications

Related publications in the Wellcome Unit Library

  • L LaPointe, Paul Broca and the origins of language in the brain (Plural Publishing, 2013) WEL copy at RC339.52.B758 LAP 2013
  • A Hustvedt, Medical muses : hysteria in nineteenth-century Paris (Norton & Co, 2011) WEL copy at RC339.52.C453 HUS 2011
  • L Salisbury & A Shail (eds.), Neurology and modernity : a cultural history of nervous systems, 1800-1950 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) WEL copy at RC338 NEU 2010
  • J Verplaetse, Localising the moral sense : neuroscience and the search for the cerebral seat of morality 1800-1930 (Springer, 2009) WEL copy at RC343 VER 2009

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