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CSHM Paterson Lecture 2015: Natalie Davis on Healers in Colonial Suriname

In Afro-Caribbean, Conferences, History of medicine by Steve Palmer1 Comment

The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine knows how to honour those who made it. The annual keynote lecture is named for G. R. “Pat” Paterson, a very important figure in the history of the society. Paterson was a pharmacist, a historian of pharmacy and the first executive director of the Hannah Institute for the History of Medicine.

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Medical Ottawa: The Ottawa Maternity Hospital

In History of medicine, Hospitals, Medical Education, Nursing, Ottawa Medicine by Kate Walker0 Comments

While the biological process of birth is largely static, childbirth is a socially mitigated event, which is shaped by trends in different cultures at various times. The social investment in childbirth is evident in the recent news coverage of Princess Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and the birth of her second child, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, included speculation about her use of pain relief, scrutiny of her appearance, and criticism of her swift departure from the hospital.