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Tomorrow I begin my journey to the UK for the Society for the Social History of Medicine Biennial Conference at the University of Kent, in Canterbury.  Immediately following the conference I head to Camberley for the United Kingdom Association for the History of Nursing Colloquium.

The full programme for the SSHM “Medicine in its Place: Situating Medicine in Historical Contexts” is available here.  My session takes place on Friday July 8th at 9am:

Soldiers and Seamen: Therapeutic Hospital Spaces

Erin Spinney “Inside the Ward: Everyday Experiences at the Intersection of Medicine and Domesticity in 18th-Century British Naval Hospitals”

Kristin Hussey “Imperial Patients in the Global City: Patrick Manson, the Seamen’s Hospital Society and Networks of Clinical Material in Late Victorian London”

Julia Neville “‘The Wounded Men … Spoke of Exeter Hospitals as Paradise’: The Patients’ Experience of a Stay in a First-Line English War Hospital during the First World War”

The full programme for the UKAHN is available here. I will be presenting: “Regulating care during the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars: Nurses and perceptions of Nursing in the Royal Navy and the British Army.”

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