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Upcoming Events


September 2014

The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital with Iain Macintyre

Date(s): 25 September 2014

Time: 16.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://scottishwomenshospitalnapier.eventbrite.co.uk

The Remarkable Elsie Inglis & the Scottish Women’s Hospital, Mr Iain Macintyre Royal College of Surgeons, Surgeons Hall Museum, Edinburgh Elsie Inglis was a remarkable woman doctor. She was a pioneer of medical education for women, a successful surgeon in Edinburgh and a leader of the Suffrage movement. But it was her work with the Scottish Wo…

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Mary Seacole, Forgotten Hero? with Chris Short

Date(s): 24 September 2014

Time: 16.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://maryseacolenapier.eventbrite.co.uk

The story of a very independent minded 19th century Jamaican woman who refused to be defeated by prejudice and adversity. An astute business woman, she supported herself by running a hotel on the Isthumus of Panama and providing free medical care for prospector travelling to and from the Californian gold fields. During an outbreak of cholera, it wa…

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Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War with Yvonne McEwen

Date(s): 23 September 2014

Time: 16.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://wordsanddeedsnapier.eventbrite.co.uk

Yvonne McEwen discusses the much-neglected story of the Queen Alexandra’s Imperial Military Nursing Service (QAIMNS) during the First World War. Based on ground-breaking original research this talk moves away from the long-held, uncritical, and overly-romanticised views of First World War nursing and addresses the professional, personal and politic…

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Three Female Surgeons with Chris Short

Date(s): 17 September 2014

Time: 16.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://3femalesurgeonsnapier.eventbrite.co.uk

Until the middle of the 19th century women were not allowed to study medicine. This is the story of three Edinburgh surgeons who refused to accept rejection. Over the course of a century, they changed the accepted opinion of a woman’s traditional role and paved the way for women to join the medical profession on equal terms with their male colleagu…

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Battlefield Pathology with Professor Ken Donaldson

Date(s): 16 September 2014

Time: 16.00

Cost: Free

Booking Link: http://battlefieldpathnapier.eventbrite.co.uk

Throughout recorded time conflicts have led to wounding and death on the battlefield and these have been recorded to varying degrees, along with developments in surgical treatment. This talk examines the patterns and types of wounds produced on the battlefield from the 1800s to the present day from the point of view of the pathologist. Firstly, the…

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