People Powered Medicine

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The Constructing Scientific Communities project is organising a symposium at the Hunterian Museum, Royal College of Surgeons on Saturday 7th May entitled “People Powered Medicine” which will investigate public participation in medicine and healthcare from nineteenth century to 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 Research Council.

Tickets £20/15 (Concessions: students, RCS fellows, members, affiliates, those in receipt of jobseekers or disability benefits, Free place for companion accompanying a disabled delegate.)

Ticket  includes all refreshments, delegates’ lunch and a post-symposium reception and private view of the museum and the exhibition ‘Vaccination: Medicine and the masses’.

All details are available on the project websiteClick here to register.


Medical Humanities

Contact name: Alyson Slade
Contact email:
Audience: Open to all