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.

In 1495 a new pandemic swept through Europe. Those infected suffered

Can old specimens contain new information? Mütter Museum Curator,

In renaissance Europe the great feared poisoning - as they had since

How did men cope with sexual health issues in early modern England?

This talk explores how and why the casualty department was

The 1890s were a critical decade in the novel science of immunology.

During the last 100 years, the treatment of diabetes mellitus in Britain underwent radical transformation. One of

Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica (1543) is a landmark