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.

Louis Wain was a relatively well known British illustrator working in

Can old specimens contain new information? Mütter Museum Curator,

Born into a middle-class family in 1578, William Harvey rose to fame

Plants have always played a prominent role in the field of medicine

This talk focuses on an under-represented area of medical history:

John Dee (1527–1609) was one of the most intriguing figures in Tudor

Many exotic plant materials would become household words for the well

How were bizarre reactions to food described before the coining of