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Scottish Society of the History of Medicine

Spring Meeting

Saturday 23rd March 2024

 

Glasgow Royal Infirmary – Medical Museum       

The Spring Meeting of the SSHM will take place in Glasgow on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd March 2024, once again in the Medical Museum of the Royal Infirmary. The Museum is on the north side of Cathedral Square adjacent to the Cathedral.

The programme features two talks on Sir William Macewen (pictured), a pioneer of neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery in the city, following an earlier career as a GP and Police Surgeon. He died 100 years ago, almost to the day (of the meeting).

Adding to this are presentations on fellow Glasgow medical man and explorer David Livingstone, postponed from last year, and on James Moore, a Glasgow-born pioneer of local anaesthesia in the late 18th century.

    

The programme for the day is:

1 – 2pm: Buffet lunch in the Museum (soup, sandwiches, fruit etc.)

2 – 5pm: Presentations

2.00pm: Sir William Macewen and brain surgery – how it all began

                 Prof Ian Bone, University of Glasgow

2.40pm: Sir William Macewen and the Princess Louise Hospital, Erskine –

               the man for the moment

                 Prof Ken Paterson, University of Glasgow

3.20 – 3.40pm: Tea and coffee

3.40pm: David Livingstone – medical man and explorer: myth and reality

                 Prof Richard Finlay, University of Strathclyde

4.20pm: Always read the original (especially now it’s so easy)’

                 Prof Tony Wildsmith, Gloucestershire

 

Registration for the meeting

The cost for the meeting is £45 per head, to include lunch, teas and coffees. Please would you indicate attendance below, noting any dietary preference.

The form should be returned to the Secretary, either by e mail to jcclark@doctors.org.uk or by post to: Dr John Clark, 5 Hughenden Terrace, Glasgow, G12 9XR. Alternatively, a simple e mail message which provides the same information will suffice. Whatever, for catering purposes, we need to have an indication of attendance by 15th March at the latest.

I / we will be attending the SSHM Spring Meeting on 23rd March 2024 

Name(s):  

I/ we would like to have lunch and tea etc. (included in the £45 cost)  

Any dietary request?

I am paying by: Bank transfer

                            Cheque (enclosed / will provide at meeting)

Payment can be made either by bank transfer to the SSHM account (Bank of Scotland, Sort code 80-11-30, Account No. 00646698) or by cheque (payable to SSHM), sent either to the address above or handed in at the meeting.

Directions will be provided for those attending.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next month.

John Clark

SSHM Secretary

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Future Meetings

Future SSHM events in 2024 are:

    10th April (Wednesday evening) – Haldane Tait Lecture, Edinburgh: Prof Graham Watt

    8th June (Saturday) – Summer Meeting, Aberdeen

    16th November (Saturday) – Autumn Meeting, Edinburgh