This fortnightly podcast from the Physicians' Gallery at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) explores the history of medicine.
In the original 'Casenotes' series we heard from historians specialising in a huge range of subjects - including the history of poisons, syphilis, wartime medicine and mental illness.
Our new series, 'Casenotes: Past and Present', devotes each episode to a different medical specialty. By exploring the history and interviewing currently practicing clinicians we will uncover the many changes, and the similarities, between medicine in the past and medical practices now.
Here are some great episodes to start with.
March 31, 2023
Join us as we explore the history of medicine, from head to toe! This time: skin.
March 17, 2023
Delves into the history of cardiology and modern-day cardiology practice.
March 3, 2023
Delves into the history of dermatology and modern-day dermatology practice.
Feb. 17, 2023
Delves into the history of paediatrics and modern-day paediatric practice.
Feb. 3, 2023
Delves into the history of ophthalmology and modern-day ophthalmology practice.
Jan. 20, 2023
Delves into the history of haematology and modern-day haematology practice.
Daisy Cunynghame completed an MA in Modern History at the University of St Andrews and a Higher Diploma in Archival Studies at University College Dublin. She is the Heritage Manager & Librarian for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE). She was awarded her PhD by the University of Edinburgh in 2020. The focus of this work was ‘The Roles of the Edinburgh, Kelso, and Newcastle Dispensaries in Charitable Relief, 1776-1810’. Her research investigates public health initiatives in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Scotland and the north of England, with a particular focus on the patient experience within the dispensary system.