June 28, 2017 Medical students interested in engaging in supported research with a mentor are encouraged to apply for the William B. Bean Student Research Award, which is sponsored by the American Osler Society. The award supports medical student research in medical history and medical humanities.
June 12, 2017 This summer, North de Pencier, Meds 2019 will be analyzing archival documents and hospital records to track health changes within various Indigenous communities in Northwestern Ontario during the period from 1969 to 1996. Her project, ""Environmentally-induced retardation:" Intellectual Testing and Overdiagnosis of Developmental Disabilities at the Sioux Lookout Zone Hospital, 1969-1996," aims to help explain historical and contemporary health conditions in a region suffering disproportionate levels of many communicable and non-communicable disease and developmental delays.
May 16, 2017 On May 12, the invitational symposium entitled "Canadian Medicare 2017: Historical Reflections, Future Directions" featured leading health care policy makers and medical historians to discuss such issues as lengthy waiting issues, physicians as stewards of medicare, and more.
May 09, 2017 Meds 2019 student North de Pencier presented her research project, "The Kiss of Life: William Tossach, John Fothergill and Mouth-to-Mouth Rescure Breathing in 18th Century Britain," at the 2017 American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) meeting, recently held in Nashville from May 4 to 7.
April 18, 2017 Congratulations to Ariel Gershon, Medicine Class of 2019, who has been awarded a 2017 Hannah Summer Studentship for his project -- "History of self injurious behaviours and catatonia in intellectual disabilities and ASD."
April 10, 2017 The Osler Society at Western presents, "The history of the AIDS epidemic starting with King Leopold II in late
1800s to the Present" by Dr. Eric Arts, Canada Research Chair in HIV Pathogenesis and Viral Control, Professor & Chair of Microbiology & Immunology.
April 05, 2017 You're invited! How can history help us address current policy problems in the Canadian Medicare system? Sponsored by AMS as part of their 80th Anniversary celebrations, this event will be facilitated by Dr. David Naylor, University of Toronto, with talks by Dr. Sally Sheard and and Dr. Greg Marchildon, followed by discussion.
April 03, 2017 This month, we remember the hard-fought battle of the Canadian Corps at Vimy Ridge, launched on April 9, 1917 in northern France during the First World War. The Canadian victory was a remarkable feat and remembered as a turning point in the war, certainly a nationally defining moment for Canada.
March 27, 2017 From head transplants to Japanese medical experiments to dope history and more, the 2017 History of Medicine Colloquium delivered an outstanding program showcasing a wide range of Schulich Medicine student independent projects in the history of medicine.
March 13, 2017 Born at Six Nations of the Grand River and rising to prominence in medicine and politics, Dr. Oronhyatekha became embroiled in the controversial search for Tecumseh’s grave, lobbied for the vote for Indigenous peoples, and became the first non-white member and ultimately the Supreme Chief Ranger of the Independent Order of Foresters.
March 13, 2017 Leading up to Professor Shelley McKellar’s visit to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, where she’ll deliver the inaugural Michael E. DeBakey Lecture on March 21, 2017, Circulating Now posted their interview with Professor McKellar.
November 18, 2015 Ali Tavallaei is making better use of his time these days. As one of three young scholars chosen as part of the recently launched Western Medical Innovation Fellowship program, his focus has been streamlined.
November 04, 2015 The inaugural lecture for the newly introduced History of Medicine Visiting Speaker Series took place earlier this month with huge success. Nearly 100 people were in attendance for Dr. Dale C. Smith’s lecture, “Caring for the Wounded: How the Great War Medical Experience Shaped Post-War American Surgery.”
November 04, 2015 "Somebody Call the Doctor - Rural Medical Practices in the Late Nineteenth Century" is a new hallway case display outside MSB 146 and MSB 148 that showcases objects from the Medical Artifact Collection at Western. Stop to see some of the artifacts used in 'doctoring' when house calls and kitchen table surgery took place! To learn more about the 1200 medical objects in the Medical Artifact Collection at Western, go to http://medicalhistory.uwo.ca/