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 doctor-patient relationship has changed considerably over the

Contrary to widely believed assertions, the concept of unbiased

This talk looks at how forensic and investigative techniques were

This talk examines the links between Benjamin Rush’s autobiography ‘

In this talk a CSI-style approach is taken to the discussion of the

The nerves have been the principal focus of ‘fashionable disease’

This talk explores the migratory patterns of Irish patients into and

The two World Wars intensified the study of the psychological effects