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.

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)

Speaker: Simon Chaplin (Royal College of Surgeons of England)

The poet and songwriter Robert Burns died in 1796, aged 37. There was

This talk uses the records of the Pathological Society of London, a

Grave-robbing and the Burke and Hare murders have become anatomy’s

Since the late nineteenth century, stress has emerged as a popular