Medical History Course: From Cowpox to Chloroform: The key turning points and characters in the history of medicine

Hospital in 1914.

Victorian Hospital Ward

A new course is beginning in Lincoln which will explore the advances in modern medicine.


The course will explore key individuals whose advances revolutionised our understanding of disease and surgery. Edward Jenner’s battle against smallpox and development of the first vaccine. Pasteur and Koch’s work on the germ theory of disease and John Snow’s successful campaign to stop the spread of cholera. The course will conclude with an evaluation of the contribution of Florence Nightingale and an exploration of Simpson’s and Lister’s efforts to combat the problems of pain and infection in surgery.


  • 27/09/2016 – 15/11/2016, 7 sessions
  • Thu 19:00 in Lincoln
  • Tutor: David Halliwell
  • Status: Enrolling (online) or ring the Lincoln office on 01522 522 472
  • Fee : £53.90 or free if in receipt of certain benefits.

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