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History of Medicine Presentations

Looking back

Dalhousie Medical School has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1868. Not only did we invent the first new class of antibiotics in 30 years, we were instrumental in performing the world’s first robotic brain telesurgery.

Times have certainly changed. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take the time to look back at how things used to be. To gain a better understanding of our roots and a view to the future, have are presentation examples from the 2014 History of Medicine Conference in Calgary:

  • Medicine Following the Halifax Explosion: Institutional Response and Therapeutic Relief – Devin Stephanian (Dalhousie) & Laura Schep (Dalhousie)
  • The Rise of Nuclear Medicine: Ernest Rutherford and World War I – Ian Macdonald (Dalhousie)
  • Changing Attitudes: Antisepsis and the Franco-Prussian War – Apiraami Thana (Dalhousie)
  • Giants Come to rescue of a Giant’s Son: The Lives and Contributions of Those who Gallantly Tried to Revive Revere Osler, the Fallen Soldier – Basavaraj Shettar (Dalhousie)
  • Blood Will Have Blood: Lawrence Bruce Robertson’s Campaign for Blood Transfusion in the Great War – Maximilian Fiander (Dalhousie)
  • Over the Top or Not? – The Ethical Dilemma of Wartime Triage – Jake Blacklaws & Dylan Deska-Gauthier (Dalhousie)
  • Medicine at a Time of Louisbourg: Trauma, Disease, and Cultural Influences – Carly Langley & Jeannette Verleun (Dalhousie)
  • The Birth and Evolution of Trauma Systems in the 20th Century: From World War I to the Nova Scotia Experience – Sean Hurley & Chad Anderson (Dalhousie)
  • Life-Saving Medicine: The Transition From the “Dying Tent“ Into the “Resuscitation Ward“ as Technical Advancements Proceeded Since World War I – Daniel Veldhuijzen van Zanten (Dalhousie)
  • The Misogyny of History: An Unsung Heroine of World War I – Marie Marvingt – Dax Bourcier (Dalhousie)
  • The Story of a Jewish Refugee’s Influence on Modern Hospice Care – Ciaran Lane (Dalhousie)

Explore the past with our History of Medicine videos.