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 plague was one of early modern Europe’s most deadly and feared

Tracey Jolliffe discusses the science of syphilis in the 21st century

The De humani corporis fabrica of Andreas Vesalius (1514-1564) is the

Lisa Smith researches gender, health and the household in early

Think you’ve heard all there is to know about Burke and Hare,

Edinburgh has a strong history in prosthetics research and

Italy, though best known for the birth of the Renaissance, is also

This talk considers the changing public perception of drugs such as