Adding voices to papers: Medical History Podcasts

Posted on 20 November 2012

Podcasts showcasing a decade of influential papers offered by Medical History are now accessible online

In 2012 Medical History journal began an exciting new journey. Thanks to the Wellcome Trust, ownership of the journal passed to Cambridge University Press (CUP). CUP is committed to running Medical History as its flagship journal in the history of medicine, related sciences and health. To celebrate this new era, the editor, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya of the University of York’s Department of History, has selected several ‘highlights of a decade’, a collection of influential papers published since 2000 which are to be made freely available to everyone via Medical History’s website.

As part of the ‘highlights of a decade series’ the editor has invited some of the authors to record short interviews discussing papers they have previously published in the journal. In the first of a series of Medical History podcasts, Susan Heydon revisits her article on ‘Medicines, Travellers and the Introduction and Spread of ‘Modern’ Medicine in the Mt Everest Region of Nepal’.  The second podcast features Mark Jackson discussing his paper ‘“Divine Stramonium”: The Rise and Fall of Smoking for Asthma’. The podcasts are freely available through the Cambridge Journals blog page.

The articles accompanying these podcasts are available through Medical History’s website. In addition, the Centre for Global Health Histories, which houses Medical History’s editorial offices, will be promoting all the articles from the ‘highlights’ series in chronological order via the CGHH Twitter and Facebook accounts. Links to each article will also be made available on these social media websites.

The Department of History's Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya is editor of Medical History, and the editorial office is housed within the Centre for Global Health Histories.

Medical History is a refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the history of medicine, health and related sciences, with the goal of broadening and deepening the understanding of the field, in the widest sense, by historical studies of the highest quality. For more information, please visit Medical History's website at Cambridge Journals Online.