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Manchester history of medicine lecture

The Manchester history of medicine lecture is a prestigious annual event, presenting research from a leading international speaker in the field.

Details of the 2010 lecture:

Professor Christopher Hamlin, University of Notre Dame
The Philosophy of Water: Threat of Wet, Right to Dry

Lecture Theatre, Michael Smith Building (building 71 on the campus map)

5.00-6.00 pm, Wednesday 2 June 2010. Drinks reception to follow. All welcome.

Most of Professor Hamlin's work has dealt with aspects of the history of public health. He is author of A Science of Impurity (1990), dealing with the history of concepts of water quality, and Public Health and Social Justice in the Age of Chadwick (1998), dealing with the emergence of modern public health. He is currently at work on a book examining the history of ideas about particular natural processes, ranging from population stability to decomposition.

Further details from the convenor, Professor Michael Worboys.

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