Audio Recordings: ‘A Species of Knowledge’: Women and Medicine 1750-1850

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This interdisciplinary symposium examined the ways that women gained, exchanged, and recorded medical knowledge during the period 1750-1850, including through correspondence, manuscript circulation, publication, apprenticeship, and training while considering how women engaged in medical practice in a variety of contexts.  To listen to all of the talks Click Here, alternatively you can listen to the individual talks by clicking the individual links below.

Keynote speaker:

Professor Hilary Marland (University of Warwick)
‘“Say that I may rest here till my shattered nerves have recovered”: Knowledge, negotiation and nervous disorder in the diary and letters of Sara Coleridge, 1832-43’

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Confirmed speakers:

Dr Erin Spinney (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Oxford)
‘Seniority, Experience, and On-the-job Training at British Naval Hospitals 1775-1815’

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Janette Bright (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)
‘Women Advisers to the Foundling Hospital Governors’

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Dr Alexis Wolf (Birkbeck, University of London)
‘Self-Education and Mentoring in the Domestic Medical Texts of Margaret Mason, Lady Mount Cashell’

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Supported by the Birkbeck/Wellcome Trust Institutional Strategic Support Fund and the Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies. Please visit for further information.

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