Wednesday, 25 February, 2015 - 16:30 to 17:30

Dr Alex Mold, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The place of the public within public health is a critical issue for contemporary public health inBritain. Whether it involves appealing to individuals to stop smoking, or asking patients what they think of health services, the ‘public’ is constantly constructed and reconstructed within public health policy and practice. This paper seeks to set these concerns in historical context, aiming to explore and explain the changing place of the public within public health in post-war Britain.

This is an Edinburgh History of Medicine Group event, a collaboration between the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh.