Situating Medicine Reading Lunch
'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: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Harriet Palfreyman email@example.com