Wednesday, November 17, 2010

ACROSS MY DESK: TNA 19th century Medical History

DearREADERS,
Ol' Myrt here has long been interested in prevailing medical practices during the American Revolution and the US Civil War. Now I see that our friends over at The National Archives (UK) are hosting a presentation on Naval medical officers' journals. Since Ol' Myrt cannot attend in person, I will be able to listen to the podcast as noted below.


Talk on naval medical officers' journals and the history of medicine

  • The National Archives, Kew
  • Thursday 18 November 2010, 14:00 - 15:00
Come along to The National Archives to find out how the Royal Naval medical officers' journals of ADM 101 provide a valuable source for examining key themes in the history of medicine in the 19th century. Records specialist Dan Gilfoyle will analyse a sample of the records to explore how they reveal the changing understanding of the causes of disease and the nature of tropical diseases.
The talk will be available as a podcast on our website after the event.
Source: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/news/511.htm
Studying methods of patient care and challenges not yet resolved in the medical field in the 1800s will go a long way to understanding what life was like for our ancestors.

Hope this event will be of interest to my DearREADERS.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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