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Alison Bumstead receives a best paper award at Texas A&M conference, USA

From February 24 to 25, 2017 Dr. Stahnisch and two UofC graduate students traveled to Texas A&M University to participate in the 7th West Coast Symposium in the History of Medicine in the United States.  The two-day long conference, co-chaired by Dr. Guel Russell (Texas, A&M) and Dr. Frank W. Stahnisch (University of Calgary) allowed for many international exchanges and networking activities with students and researchers from the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Russia.  The keynote lectures were given by Dr. Greenblatt (Brown University) on “John Hughlings Jackson,” by Dr. Diana C. Anderson (University of Toronto) on “Therapeutic Sanatorium Design,” and by Prof. Kirk Hamilton (Texas A&M) providing “A Brief History of Hospital Design.”  From the UofC side, the conference was “rounded off” by the fortunate award for the best paper given in the category of Master’s student presentations to Alison Bumstead (MA in History): “Mental Health in the Jungle: Forward Psychiatry with the British 14th Army in Burma during the Second World War.”  And also Rogelio Velez-Mendoza (MA in History and Philosophy of Science) received an honorary mention for his presentation “Towards Independent Knowledge of Health and Disease: Colombian Medical Publications in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century.”

March 2017