Public lecture: Casualty! A Twentieth Century History
|Dates:||26 October 2017|
|Times:||18:00 - 19:30|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||The John Rylands Library|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults|
Thanks to the long-running TV show Casualty and the more recent Casualty 1900s, the British viewing public is familiar with the very different look and feel of hospital casualty departments at the beginning and end of the twentieth century. This talk explores how and why the casualty department was transformed over the course of the twentieth century, from being something of a under-sourced backwater space in the hospital to a high-tech space, with its own speciality doctors and nurses, and acting as a crucial gateway to the rest of the hospital.
Graham Mooney is an Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, where he holds a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Born in Manchester, he completed his BA and PhD in Geography at the University of Liverpool. In the UK he held research and lectureship positions in geography, history and public health before moving to Johns Hopkins in 2003. His first book, Intrusive Interventions: Public Health, Domestic Space and Infectious Disease Surveillance in England, 1840-1914 is about the control of epidemic diseases through the practices of disease reporting, isolation, disinfection and contact tracing. He is currently writing two books. Harm City? The Fracturing of Public Health in Neoliberal America is based on a course he teaches at Johns Hopkins about the history of public health in Baltimore. His other book project, Healing Spaces: Historical Geographies of Healing Practice, considers how healers of all kinds have produced and adapted different spaces to facilitate, promote, and authorize particular forms of healing. During his time at the JRRI, he will be using the collections of the Manchester Medical Collection to research the development of emergency services in Great Britain in the twentieth century.
Free. Book your place via Eventbrite: http://ow.ly/meo430fjY6h
Role: Associate Professor in the Department of the History of Medicine
Organisation: Johns Hopkins University
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John Rylands Research Institute and Library