Public Health Episodes

Past & Present Infectious Diseases Public Health Respiratory

Ep.12 - Past & Present - Respiratory

Nov. 25, 2022

Delves into the history of respiratory medicine and modern-day respiratory medicine practice.

Past & Present Infectious Diseases Public Health

Ep.11 - Past & Present - Infectious Diseases

Nov. 11, 2022

Delves into the history of infectious diseases and modern-day infectious disease practice.

Past & Present Public Health

Ep.7 - Past & Present - Public Health

Sept. 16, 2022

Delves into the history of public health and modern-day public health practice.

Dentistry Public Health

Ep.58 - Glen O'Hara - ‘Inadmissable and Cruel’ Fear and Risk in Britain’s Post-War Fluoride Debate

May 28, 2021

‘Inadmissable and Cruel': Fear and Risk in Britain’s Post War Fluoride Debate, by Professor Glen O'Hara.

Infectious Diseases Public Health Sexual Health

Ep.57 - Mona O’Brien - Controlling An Angry Dog - Understanding And Managing The French Disease

May 14, 2021

Mona O’Brien explores how Europeans came to understand syphilis and some of the measures that they enacted in an attempt to control it during the period from the first pandemic outbreak (c.1495) until the 17th century.

Public Health

Ep.55 - Alex Mold - Placing the public in public health: Public health in Britain, 1948-2010

April 16, 2021

Explores and explains the changing place of the public within public health in post-war Britain.

Military Medicine Public Health

Ep.53 - Beverly Bergman - Military Public Health from the Crimea to World War One

March 19, 2021

Explores how the development of an understanding of the principles of public health in wartime during the late nineteenth century helped to protect troops exposed to the challenging conditions of the First World War.

Infectious Diseases Public Health

Ep.44 - Jane Stevens - Books and Beaks: Doctors’ Fight Against the Plague in Early Modern Europe

Nov. 13, 2020

Considers continuity and change in the attitudes and advice given by doctors between 1500 and 1700 regarding the plague.

Infectious Diseases Public Health

Ep.38 - John Henderson - Coping With Plague - Public Health And Epidemics

Aug. 21, 2020

Professor John Henderson argues that it is time to re-examine and reassess early modern Italian policies dealing with plague.

Infectious Diseases Public Health

Ep.28 - Samuel Cohn - ‘The great influenza’ of 1918-20: A plague of compassion

June 10, 2020

Explores popular reactions to the ‘great influenza’ of 1918-20, primarily in relation to other epidemics of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Infectious Diseases Public Health

Ep.18 - Anne Hardy - Epidemiology and the Science of Detection, 1890-1960

June 10, 2020

Prof Anne Hardy discusses how forensic and investigative techniques were used to study epidemics in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Food & Diet Public Health

Ep.4 - Keir Waddington - Food, Fear And Public Health In Victorian And Edwardian Britain

June 10, 2020

Combines history of science, food and culture and applies these to Anglo-German relations and perceptions by examining how between 1850-1914 the German sausage was used as a metaphor for the German nation.

Art & Literature Infectious Diseases Military Medicine Public Health

Ep.3 - Helen King - Poems On Plagues: Thomas Sprat And The Later History Of The Plague Of Athens

June 10, 2020

"Poems on Plagues: Thomas Sprat and the Later History of the Plague of Athens", examines responses to Thucydides’ narrative of the plague of Athens.