The importance of medical history
Trans-national and cross-cultural perspectives on a multi- faceted discipline
Mumbai, 15th, 16th and 17th November 2007 at Walchand Hall, Indian Merchant’s Chamber, Churchgate, MUMBAI
Thursday, 15th November 2007
10.00 Inauguration
Panel 1

Social History of Medicine in Early Modern England (1550-1750): An introduction


Andrew Wear, University College London, UK

11.00 ‘Seeing the Way ’: Historiography and the 18th Century Experience of Sight
  Karen Buckle, University College London, UK
11.30 Casebooks in Early Modern England: Astrology, Medicine and Written Records
  Lauren Kassell, University of Cambridge, UK
12.00 Discussion
12.30 to 2.00 Lunch
Panel 2
2.00 The Visual Representation of Early Modern European Anatomy
  Sebastian Pranghofer, Durham University, UK

Creative Understandings: The Problems of Trying to Translate Unfamiliar Medical Concepts

  Hal Cook, University College London, UK
3.00 Discussion
3.30 to 4.00 Tea
Panel 3
4.00 The National Body: Disease and Literature in the Modern Colonial Period, with Particular Reference to Leprosy
  Rod Edmond, University of Kent, UK
4.30 Disease, Commerce and Quarantine: Historical Perspectives on Trade Disputes
  Mark Harrison, University of Oxford, UK
5.00 Discussion
5.30 Tea & coffee
Firday, 16th November 2007
Panel 4
10.00 Systems of Medicine: Policy and Responses in Bombay
  Mridula Ramanna, SIES College, Mumbai, India
10.30 Rabies in Comparative Perspective: The Work of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations, 1922-38
  Michael Worboys, Manchester University, UK
11.00 Labour and Health in Bombay: Historiographical Perspectives

Manjiri Kamat, University of Mumbai, India

11.30 Discussion
12.00 to 1.30 Lunch
Panel 5
1.30 The Emergency Medical Service in Wales, c. 1937-48: Integrating the Personal, the Professional and the Political
  Andrew Hull, Swansea University, UK
2.00 Indian wisdom? The early reception of yoga in psychology and psychotherapy in Europe and the USA
  Sonu Shamdasani, University College London, UK
2.30 The problematic of Islamic medicine: historiography, politics and the naming of names
  Guy Attewell, University College London, UK
3.00 pm Discussion
3.30 to 4.00 pm Tea
Panel 6
4.00 Fundamental Research and the Social response to disease: The Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and oral cancer
  Indira Chowdhury, TIFR, Mumbai, India
4.30 Scientific knowledge and clinical authority: Infant feeding, dental caries and rickets
  Malcolm Nicolson, Glasgow University, UK
5.00 Discussion
5.30 Tea & coffee
Saturday, 17th November 2007 , 9.45 am
Dr. Anthony Woods and Dr. Elizabeth Shaw, The Wellcome Trust, UK
A lecture dealing with Medical Humanities within the Wellcome Trust and funding opportunities for scholars based
outside the United Kingdom
Panel 7
10.30 The Visual Culture of American Medicine: Modernist Dissonances
  John Harley Warner, Yale University, USA
11.00 The Scottish medical schools and India in the late 19th and early 20th centuries
  Anne Crowther, Glasgow University, UK
11.30 The contemporary history of health and medicine: Issues and opportunities
  Virginia Berridge, London School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, UK
12.00 Discussion
12.30 to 2.00 Lunch
Panel 8
2.00 Biomedicine and nation-building in Brazil: From tropical ailments to AIDS
  Cristiana Bastos, Lisbon University, Portugal
2.30 The challenges of preparing global histories of the worldwide eradication of smallpox
  Sanjoy Bhattacharya, University College London, UK
3.00 Discussion
3.30 to 4.00 General discussion and closing addresses
4.00 to 5.00 Launch of the South Asian edition of Harold J. Cook’s new book, Matters of Exchange. An event organised in association with Orient Longman India Ltd.
  Tea & coffee,All welcome!
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