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Situating Medicine Reading Lunch

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Location: H449
'Physical Disability, Rehabiliation, and the Socialised Body' Our next situating medicine reading group meeting will be held next Tuesday (17th) between 1-2pm in room 449, off the Grad Space. All are very welcome to join us for a light lunch, and an informal chat centred on themes in the history of medicine.  This week we will be looking at ideas on rehabilitation, and the organisation/ experience of services directed at physical disability in the early twentieth century. Please see the attached poster for more details. Our readings are: (1) Julie Anderson, "'Turned into Taxpayers": Paraplegia, Rehabilitation and Sport at Stoke Mandeville, 1944-56', Journal of Contemporary History 38:3 (2003), 461-75(2) David A. Gerber, 'Disabled Veterans, the State, and the Experience of Disability in Western Societies, 1914-50', Journal of Social History 36:4 (2003), 899-916. 

Please feel free to read either one or both of these, then come along and tell us what you thought!

If you would like any more information, please let me know:, or Harriet Palfreyman

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