History of Medicine Lectures
The Association is proud to present a series of lectures on the History of Medicine each year.
These usually take place on the last Thursday of the month during the academic year.
Check the University of Otago Events Calendar for details of upcoming lectures.
Recordings of past lectures
History of Medicine lectures are recorded and are available in .mp4 video and (sometimes) .mp3 audio format. Details of lectures available for viewing/listening or download are given below.
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The Asbestos Saga: Consequences of Supplanting Science with Commercial Greed
Gil Barbezat, February 2019
Final Wishes: The Rise of Willed Body Programs in America
Dr Susan E. Lederer, 27 September 2018
Richard Hart, 30 August 2018
The convergence of history on our Otago collections Presented by
Dr Louisa Baillie, 26 July 2018
Hormones Presented by
Gil Barbezat, 30 November 2017
The New Zealand eugenics movement Presented by
Hamish Spencer, 26 October 2017
Smallpox Presented by
Sue Heydon, 31 August 2017
The right to refuse: Compulsory vaccination in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War 1, 1914–1918 Presented by
Lea Doughty, 27 July 2017
The vulgar errors of Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) Presented by
Dr Ross Grimmett, 29 June 2017
Brain, mind, heart, soul in Aristotle Presented by
Grant Gillett, 25 May 2017
Islamic science and medicine Presented by
Terry Doyle, 27 April 2017
Medics in apartheid South Africa Presented by
Gil Barbezat, 30 March 2017
Microbiologists and clinicians killed in action Presented by
Dr Antje van de Linden, 27 October 2016
The doctor in spite of himself
Dr John Holmes, 29 September 2016
Natural history of quackery Presented by
Terry Doyle, 25 August 2016
History of neurosurgery Presented by
Dirk de Ridder, 28 July 2016
Welfare state, medicine Presented by
Stan Rodger, 31 March 2016