Pathology has been one of the core aspects of history of medicine, where the origin and nature of diseases have been explained. However, the individual patients who led to these discoveries are often invisible, particularly… Read More »Naming the invisible patient: the process of specimen identification.
11 - Recording History
The is research is intended as the basis for a study of eighteenth-century operative surgery. The books concerned are known to be notoriously inaccurate but studying them does provide a snapshot of the development of… Read More »Eighteenth Century textbooks of operative surgery: Who wrote them, who read them and why?
Medical Records have a long history dating back to the 16th Century. Throughout the 20th and 21st century calls to make medicine more scientific have been bound together with agendas to transform record keeping practices… Read More »Injecting Science into Medicine: Technological Determinism and the Medical Record