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People Powered Medicine: A one-day public symposium

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Constructing Scientific Communities

L0070040 Public Health: Bermondsey Dental health publicity, Bermondsey. Credit: Mirrorpix/ Southwark Local History Library and Archive/ Wellcome Images

Registration has now opened for our one-day public symposium investigating public participation in medicine and healthcare from the nineteenth century to the present.

The symposium, held at the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS), will bring together historical and contemporary perspectives to look at the relationship between the medical profession and the public. It will explore challenges to professional boundaries throughout the period, how the doctor-patient relationship has changed and in what ways the public can contribute to matters of medicine, health and disease.  See below for a full programme.

This public event will be followed by a drinks reception at the College’s Hunterian Museum.

It will be of interest to medical and healthcare practitioners, the public, historians and medical humanities scholars. The event is open to all.

This event has been generously supported by the Arts and Humanities…

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