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.

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

This talk explores popular reactions to the ‘great influenza’ of 1918

Although playing the piano was often seen as a thoroughly respectable

Speaker: Professor Mark Harrison (University of Oxford)