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      February 14, 2018

      Wednesday   4:30 PM

      9 Queen Street
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH2 1JQ

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      Humane Societies and the International Exchange of Medical Knowledge

      Speaker: Dr Ciarán McCabe (University College Dublin and Maynooth University) Humane societies, charities whose focus was the recovery of nearly-drowned persons, sprang up throughout the transatlantic world in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries. The saving of lives took many forms, but the exchange of ideas, pioneering of lifesaving equipment and exploring innovative techniques were indirect methods which had a great impact. This talk will examine the context in which British and Irish humane societies were founded and operated, locating these organisations firmly within a wider transatlantic milieu, as well as delving deeper into this fascinating and, historically, relatively neglected movement. This event is part of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group, a collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.

      Categories: Science

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