I make it, finally, after waiting at an understaffed Congress information booth for a while, almost at the end of Alexandre Pelletier-Audet’s first talk of the day in the panel on …
Jacalyn Duffin – A Scandalously Short Profile
One evening not long ago, at about the time I started thinking about how to write a profile on Jackie Duffin, I was half-listening to As It Happens on the car radio. The perplexing issue of widespread and persistent drug shortages in major Canadian healthcare establishments was in the news, and the host called up the leading expert on the topic, the sponsor of a site that tracks drug shortages in Canadian healthcare establishments, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at Queen’s University … Jacalyn Duffin!
What is this thing called Congress?
No, not the joint Conference of the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing — we all know what that is …
CSHM Paterson Lecture 2015: Natalie Davis on Healers in Colonial Suriname
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.
Considering Funding Part II: SSHRC’s Support for Health Research
Humanities and social sciences scholars in Canada at all levels of research benefit from the support of the predominant Canadian federal funding agency, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council …
Medical Ottawa: Ottawa’s Smallpox Outbreak of 1911 and the Origins of the Hopewell Isolation Hospital
Porter Island, located on the Rideau River, was the site of a now largely forgotten isolation hospital, Hopewell Hospital, which officially opened its doors in February, 1913 against a background …
Canada’s Greatest Healer
To nominate a candidate for Canada’s Greatest Healer, Tweet with the hashtag #CanadasGreatestHealer. While you’re at it you can follow @CanuckHM here. Nominations can be as long and multiple as anyone wishes, though nominations that restrict themselves to 140 characters are encouraged.
Medical Ottawa: The Ottawa Maternity Hospital
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.
Notes from Medical Montreal (2) : Health Activists
Montreal is a city with a singular history of health activism — one that, on closer consideration, has a distinct anti-fascist and humanist character. I’m reminded of this when I come out of Guy-Concordia metro station and run smack into the statue of Norman Bethune.
Coming Up: Semi-Live Blogging from the Ottawa Joint Congress of the CSHM/CAHN
The Canadian Society for the History of Medicine and the Canadian Association for the History of Nursing are putting the finishing touches on preparations for their joint congress, to take place …
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