On this page you will find details of the Centre for Global Health Histories' outreach materials produced in connection to its various events, projects and collaborations:
Visit our YouTube page for access to recordings of recent presentations from 2013's Global Health Histories seminar series. These include presentations on animicrobial resistance, NGO contributions to public health, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and digital communication and health. The site is constantly being updated with new material so keep checking back for updates.
Visit the Global Health Histories project's website for more videos and presentations from previous years.
2013's CGHH publication Tuberculosis: A Short History, edited by Medcalf; Altink; Saavedra & Bhattacharya, is available as a free-to-download copy in PDF format. Inside, Dr Helen Bynum introduces Tuberculosis as an ancient and deadly foe; Professor Christoph Gradmann explores Robert Koch and the Tubercule Bacillus; Dr Niels Brimnes examines the global tuberculosis programme of the World Health Organization; Dr Henrice Altink charts TB in the British Empire; and members of the WHO Stop TB Department present a short history of drug-resistant TB. This book is also lavishly illustrated with images from the Wellcome Library's image collection and the World Health Organization's photogrpahic archives. Click here to download TB-A Short History (PDF , 6,861kb)
Follow this link to access a video of '100 Years of Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland', an evening lecture delivered by Dr Gayle Davis at the Yorkshire Philosophical Society on Tuesday 23 October 2012. This Yorkshire Philosophical Society evening lecture was presented in collaboration with the Centre for Global Health Histories, with support from the Wellcome Trust. Please note, the link will take you to the Yorkshire Philosophical Society’s website.
Helen Bynum's lecture 'The longest and most dangerous of all chronic diseases', delivered at the opening night of CGHH's exhibition 'Tuberculosis: A Short History', is available to play and listen to in the comfort of your own home. In this talk, Helen uses the experiences of three tuberculous patients, Tobias Smollett (1721-71), John Keats (1795-1821) and George Orwell (1903-1950), to explore pulmonary tuberculosis as a chronic disease of the past and reflect on its modern face. Get ready for tales of travel and confinement to bed, bloodletting and bloody sputum, and not enough happy endings. Please press 'play' on the media bar below (apologies: no video available).
An audio player will appear here when this page is previewed Helen Bynum Tuberculosis Lecture 2013
More available soon, watch this space.
Image: A girl with tuberculosis appealing for funds for a sanatorium for tuberculous children in Zürich. Colour lithograph after H.C. Ulrich, 1905 courtesy of the Wellcome Library, London