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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'

11.00-11.30 Coffee

Professor Michael Worboys and Dr Aya Homei (CHSTM)
'Historicising iatrogenesis: Medical treatments and the rise of fungal infections, 1950s-1960s'

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'

13.00-14.30 Lunch

Ms Rachel McAdams (Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow)
'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'

15.30-16.00 Coffee

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)

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