In this course, Professor Peter Pormann (University of Manchester) explores how medicine was practiced in the Medieval Arabic world. In the first module, we look at the Baghdad translation movement of the 9th century. We then turn to consider how...
Prof. Peter Pormann
n this course, Dr Jonathan Memel (Bishop Grosseteste University) explores the career of Florence Nightingale in the context of British healthcare and nursing during the 19th century. In the first module, we provide an introduction to public health...
Dr Jonathan Memel
Bishop Grosseteste University
In this course, Professor Harold Cook (Brown University) looks at the Medical Renaissance in England, spanning from 1400-1800. In the first module, we consider what the English Medical Renaissance was, looking at the changes that occurred in...
Prof Harold Cook
In this course, Professor Stephen Rachman (Michigan State University) looks at the outbreak of cholera in 19th century England, focusing in particular on the involvement of John Snow. In the first module, we take a look at Snow’s career,...
Prof. Stephen Rachman
Michigan State University
In this course, Professor Simon Doubleday (Hofstra University) looks at the Black Death in Europe, 1346-52. In the first module, we consider how doctors dealt with the Black Death whilst also looking at how doctors were perceived during the early...
Prof. Simon Doubleday
In this course, Professor Pamela Gilbert (University of Florida) looks at the 1854 cholera outbreak in England and the role played by John Snow in the pandemic. In the first module, we look at Britain’s first impressions of cholera, before in the...
Prof. Pamela Gilbert
University of Florida
In this course, Professor Dániel Margócsy (University of Cambridge) looks at the 16th-century anatomist and physician Andreas Vesalius (1514-64) and his contribution to medicine. In the first module, we look at Vesalius himself and then turn to...
Prof. Dániel Margócsy
University of Cambridge
In this course, Dr John Aberth (Castleton State College) explores approaches to the treatment of the Black Death and attempts to stop its spread. In the first module, we use a re-enactment to look at how the fourteenth century medical student...
Dr John Aberth
In this course, Professor Mary Fissell (Johns Hopkins University) looks at women’s role in the English Medical Renaissance, spanning from 1400-1800. In the first module, we look at who practiced medicine in early modern Europe. In the second...
Prof. Mary Fissell
Johns Hopkins University