History of clinical iatrogenesis: before and after Ivan Illich
This meeting was held at CHSTM on Friday 19 May 2006.
9.00-9.45 Registration and Coffee
9.45-10.00 Welcome (Dr Aya Homei, Centre for the History of Science, Technology
and Medicine, University of Manchester, CHSTM)
Professor Susan Lederer (Yale University, USA)
'Bad blood: Race, risk, and wrongs in American blood transfusion in the 1950s'
Professor Michael Worboys and Dr Aya Homei (CHSTM)
'Historicising iatrogenesis: Medical treatments and the rise of fungal infections,
Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London, UK)
'Fear of "superbugs": An indicator of distrust'
Dr Christine Hallett (University of Manchester, and chair of the UK
Centre for the History of Nursing and Midwifery, UKCHNM)
'Nurses' germs in the 1990s: A study of fatalism in infection control'
Ms Rachel McAdams (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of
'David and Goliath: Maurice Pappworth and the dissolution of medical authority'
Dr Emm Barnes (CHSTM)
'When is a side-effect not just a side-effect? Iatrogenesis and the late
effects of treatment for childhood cancer'
Professor Sir George Alberti (National Director for Emergency Access,
Department of Health; Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College, London; Emeritus
Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle; President of the Royal College
of Physicians, 1997-2002)
'Clinical iatrogenesis and medical error: A clinician's perspective'
16.30-16.45 Closing comments (Professor Michael Worboys, CHSTM)