Record number of student abstracts accepted for national history of medicine conference

A record 14 abstracts from Schulich Medicine students have been accepted for the annual History of Medicine Days Conference being held at the University of Calgary in March.

The Conference attracts medical students from across the country to present their work on the history of medicine. “This is a wonderful venue for our Schulich Medicine students to present their history of medicine research, to network with other Canadian medical students, and to increase the profile of our School’s medical education program,” said Shelley McKellar, PhD, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Western University.

Congratulations to the following 14 students on their successful submissions:

Asma Amir Ali
The Shift Away from Paternalistic Medicine: Pivotal Changes and Challenges, Then and Now

Madeline Arkle
A Womb with a View: How the Diagnosis of Hysteria Permeated Women’s Medical Treatment in the late 18th and 19th Centuries

Nicole Arseneau
Tarnier’s Couveuse: Ingenious Invention or simply Terrific Timing?

Ranjan Bhattacharjee
Ripple Effects across Drug Regulation in the Aftermath of the Thalidomide Disaster

Rob Bobotsis
How and Why Homeopathic Medicine Thrived Over the Last 200 Years: From Cult to Complementary Medicine

Michael Chen
Disruptive Diagnostic Tools in Medicine:  The Case of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and its Recent History

Nicholas Cormier
Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction: A Look at the Surgical Advances in Breast Reconstruction Techniques and the Barriers to Uptake in Canadian Society

Vanessa DeMelo
Technology and Public Health: Exploring the Relationship between Cochlear Implants and Newborn Hearing Screening

North de Pencier
The Kiss of Life : William Tossach, John Fothergill, and Mouth-to-Mouth Rescue Breathing in 18th Century Britain

Ariel Gershon
The Discovery of Battered Children: Development Child Abuse as a Medical Entity

Adam Kwinter
Anatomy and Relevance in the 16th Century: The Work of Bartolomeo Eustachi

Hao Li
Purging of the Unfit: Social Ideas that Contributed to the Utilization of Euthanasia as a Method of Eugenics under the Nazi Regime

Daniel Stojanovic
HIV/AIDS and Anonymous Testing in Canada: Utilizing Newspapers to Determine the Changing Political and Social Environment

Matthew Volpini
First: Do No Harm – The History and Refinement of Psychosurgery

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry is also hosting its annual History of Medicine Colloquium on Wednesday, March 23, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.