The History of Medicine and Global Connections

International Conference on
The History of Medicine
Global Connections
June 18th - June 20th 2009
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine
183 Euston Road, London
Posters will be available for viewing on Friday and Saturday and the exhibitors
will be available for discussion during breaks
6.00 - 7.00 Chris Sellers, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Seeing like WHO: The Global Point of View in Industrial Hazard History
Evening Reception
9.00 - 9.30
9:30 - 11.00
Coffee/Tea and Registration
Session I
Michael Bennett, University of Tasmania
The World Arm to Arm: Early Vaccination Networks and Global Medicine
Susan Craddock, University of Minnesota
Tamara Giles-Vernick, Institut Pasteur
Jennifer Gunn, University of Minnesota
Global Variation Comparisons of Flu across Geographic and Institutional Spaces, 1918-1919
Karen Brown, Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford
The Globalisation and Indigenisation of Disease: The Case of Rabies
11:30 - 12:30 Kapil Raj L'Écoles des hautes études en science sociales
Early-modern European Botanising in South Asia: Collecting as Distributed
Knowledge-Making and for Centralised Knowledge-Making
1:30 - 3:30
Session II
Ronit Yoeli-Tlalim, The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, UCL
Histories of Global Medicine: Two Views from the Past
Iona McCleery, University of Leeds
Bad Air and Healing Saints: Plague and Plague Responses in the early Portuguese Empire
(the Island of Madeira, c.1470-c. 1540)
Jonathan Roberts, Mount Saint Vincent University
Medical Exchange on the Gold Coast during the Atlantic Slave Trade, 17th C to 19th C
Jean-Paul Bado, Université de Provence, Centre d'Aix
Primary Liver Cancer during the Colonial Period in Francophone Africa from the early 20th century to
the 1970s
4.00 - 5.30
Session III
Annika Berg, Uppsala University
Public Health Expertise and the Transnational Welfare State: The Strategies of Signe and Axel Höjer,
1919 - ca. 1970
Francisco Javier Martínez-Antonio, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, CSIC
A Limited Globalisation of Public Health: French Imperialism and the Failure of the First
International Sanitary Conferences (1851-1866)
Rita Lobo, New University of Lisbon
All India Sanitary Conference, 1914: Connections between Portuguese and British Territories
9.00 - 9.30
9.30 - 11.00
Evening Reception followed by Dinner for Speakers
Coffee/Tea and Registration
Session IV
Courtney Fullilove, Columbia University
19th Century US Trade in Medicinal Plants
Hsueh-Yi Li, Princeton University
Chinese Medicine, Western Presentation, and Japanese Mediation: Pharmaceutical Transformation of
Taiwan in East Asian Modernity
Michael Tuck, Northeastern Illinois University
Global Commodities, Local Healing: The Importation and Dissemination of Medicines in Early
Twentieth Century Uganda
11:30 - 1.00
Session V
Sarah Hodges, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick
Of Biotrash and Techno-bling: Umbilical Cord Blood Banking in “New” Chennai
Alice Nicholls, Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University
of Manchester
‘To Discuss Problems, Exchange Ideas and Learn of the most Recent Advances’: Global Connections
and British Intensive Care
Joel Tannenbaum, University of Hawaii
The International Kidney Trade comes to London: 1985-1990
2.00 - 3:30
Session VI
Lucia Candelise, L'Écoles des hautes études en science sociales
The East in West Chinese Medical Practice in Europe Looking Toward Conventional Medicine
Maki Umemura, Cardiff Business School
Rival Camps? The Tension between Proponents of Western and Kanpo Medicine in Japan, 1874-2000
Ronald Guilloux, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon
Spreading Qi in French Medicine: Acupuncture, Medical Orientalism and Globalisation
4.00 - 5.00
Session VII
Kaori O'Connor, University College London
Untangling Seaweed: Globalisation, Material Culture and Connecting Histories of Medicine
Sabine Clarke, University of Oxford
New Uses for Sugar : The Search for Medical Products from Tropical Commodities, 1940-1965
5.00 - 6.00
Closing Discussion chaired by Chris Seller
The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL
183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Tel: 0207 6798100
Tube: Euston or Euston Square
Train: Euston Station or King’s Cross St Pancras
Please note there is no car parking
Front Cover photo: Fool’s Cap Map Credit: The Granger Collection, New York