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HIV, Cancer and A History of Early Diagnosis-Early Intervention

HIV, Cancer and A History of Early Diagnosis-Early Intervention

 

Last month, two stories about ‘functional’ cures for HIV raised questions about the value of early diagnosis and intervention. Read more →

Where’s the Beef? Horse Meat and the Absence of Structural Issues in Discourses of Food and Health

Where’s the Beef? Horse Meat and the Absence of Structural Issues in Discourses of Food and Health

Last week the UK government announced a strategic review on the recent horsemeat scandal, reminding me of a debate about food safety on Radio 4’s Call You and Yours earlier this year.[i] Read more →

Summit 2012 – Swansea

Summit 2012 – Swansea

The 2012 Summit details have been confirmed. It will be held 18/19 April at Swansea University. Read more →

Celtic Fatties?

Celtic Fatties?

Given that we are at a time of year famous for its ‘indulgence’ and end-of-year reflection, Martin felt it might be the perfect opportunity to address one of this year’s most ridiculous diet-based medical stories. Read more →

Not just for the record

Not just for the record

For those of you in the London area, there is a workshop about archival sources and their methodological implications on 11th November. Read more →

Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 2nd CFP-British Society for the History of Science Postgraduate Conference is calling for papers. The deadline is 11th November 2011. Read more →

Diabetes Cured?

Diabetes Cured?

Martin Moore, 2nd-year PhD student at Warwick and part of the Historyish podcast talks about problematic research in the diabetes field and the issues facing modern health care systems. Read more →

Sick of Being Sick?

Sick of Being Sick?

You may have already seen the call for papers, but there’s a postgraduate workshop for history of medicine students in September. Read more →

PhD Scholarship: Female Vetinarians

PhD Scholarship: Female Vetinarians

Imperial College London are offering a 3-year PhD scholarship working on ‘Veterinary training and veterinary work: A female perspective, 1919-2000’. Read more →

Microwaved testicles

Microwaved testicles

Good. I’ve got your attention. The history of medicine can often be quite dry. Thankfully, there is a way to access debates on bioethics, diversity and the social construction of disease whilst watching 10 year old children swearing and making fart jokes. Read more →

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