A history of medicine podcast based on lectures and events at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


This podcast presents stories from the history of medicine. Casenotes examines some of the different ways that doctors have thought about health and illness over the past two thousand years, exploring a range of eye-opening subjects and intriguing events from antiquity. The podcasts are live recordings of events which have taken place in the College. To see the slides please check the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Youtube channel.

The podcast is available to download on Spotify, iTunes, Podbean and Soundcloud.

The Edinburgh physician and Professor of Moral Philosophy, Dr Thomas Brown (1778-1820), is little known today, and

Curators of the history of medicine are now facing one of the greatest challenges of their careers – how to collect

In this lecture Dr Maureen Park uses the archive of the Royal Edinburgh Hospital to examine the reasons why, and the

We are all suffering an acute case of prostrate angst. Men worry about their own prostates and those of others close

In this talk, Dr Stephanie Allen examines an element of female sexual fraud; counterfeit maidenheads. She discusses

In conversation with Dr Jivitesh Vashisht (IASH, Edinburgh), Gavin discusses his experiences in Edinburgh and the

In 1845 the new Scottish Poor Law established a funded medical service for the registered poor. By 1852 the

Charlotte Holmes (University of Edinburgh) examines the history of early recipe books and their use to treat a wide