9th Meeting of the 192nd Session (2012-2013) — Annual Members' Evening
Dr Beverly P Bergman
"The only certainty of war is casualties" — not only from injury but also from disease, the latter often outnumbering the former. With a strong military tradition, Scotland has long been at the forefront of the provision of high-quality care for the wounded and sick, and many of its doctors have given distinguished service on the battlefield. This talk will trace the history of Scottish military medicine from Roman times to the present day through the example of some of its greatest pioneers including Sir John Pringle, Sir James McGrigor and Thomas Graham Balfour.
Beverly Bergman qualified in Medicine at Birmingham University and was Army Parkes Professor of Preventive Medicine from 2007 to 2012. She has a long-standing interest in the history of medicine and especially in the history of military public health. She is currently carrying out research into the health of military veterans at Glasgow University.
In the Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL
On Monday 24th June 2013, at 7:30pm
Please note that the Society's AGM (which is only open to members) takes place at 7pm, immediately preceding this lecture.
On the conclusion of the AGM, by 7.30pm, visitors and guests will be invited to join us for the Society's Annual Members' Evening. After the lecture there will be a reception where wine, soft drinks and nibbles will be served and all are invited to take up this opportunity to meet and mingle with Fellows and guests.
Dr Jane Ridder-Patrick, Secretary
Telephone: 0131 556 2161
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