November 14, 2017 Join us for a joint session of the Osler Society & the Local Officers of Reproductive and Sexual Health of the CFMS Global Health program, entitled "The History of Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues in Medicine," on Nov 28 at 12:30 p.m. in DSB 1002 (London) and MEB 1115 (Windsor)
November 14, 2017 Call for Presentations -- History of Medicine Days conference at the University of Calgary, scheduled for Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3, 2018. The deadline to submit abstracts is January 12, 2018. Please send your abstracts and application materials directly to Donna Weich, Conference Coordinator at email@example.com More information about the conference can be found on their website at https://hom.ucalgary.ca/hmd
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.
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/