The John Ash Lecture 2018

Arthur Thomson Hall (AT1) University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Medical School
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Medical and Dental Sciences
Thursday 6th December 2018 (16:30-17:30)
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The John Ash Lecture 2018, sponsored by the Sir Arthur Thomson Charitable Trust, returns to the Medical School on Thursday 6 December. This year's guest speaker is Dr Emily Mayhew, Imperial Lead on the Paediatric Blast Injury Partnership, part of the Centre for Blast Injury Studies network, and Historian in Residence in the Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London.

‘A century of unexpected survivors: what the Great War has taught us about medicine and what we still need to learn’

At the end of the commemoration of the centenary of the Great War, Dr Mayhew looks at the medical legacy of the conflict today. A century apart, military casualty cohorts have much in common with each other, in both the treatment and understanding of their wounding and its long-term consequences. What was achieved in transforming prospects for the casualties of the Great War, and what remains to be achieved? What is the role for medical historians in bringing together scientists and clinicians of today with those who did the same work 100 years ago? Where do we go from here?

Books published by the speaker include:

  • A Heavy Reckoning
  • Wounded
  • Guinea Pig Club

The lecture will take place between 16:30-17:30 with a reception in the Wolfson Common Room that will commence immediately after the lecture at 17:30 and finish at 18:30.

All are welcome to attend.