History of Medicine


Aseptic Surgical Case Early 20th century
Aseptic Surgical Case Early 20th century

Within this section, there are links, information and resources related to the research, teaching and publications from academics at the University of Strathclyde on the topic of the History of Medicine.  Many of these resources provide the background for the core lessons for the school engagement project.

Articles and Resources:

Dr Laura Kelly on the history of women in medicine: Dr Kelly wrote and presented several lessons for the core teaching module.  Read here in more detail about her research focus along with resources for disseminating this topic for students and pupils.

Additional Resources


Article by Michael Mosley on the impact of warfare on the development of modern medicine. This focuses specifically on a hospital at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, a unit at the forefront of the development of trauma surgery. A video depicts the work of the British and American surgeons who work here and their efforts to treat battle casualties.


Hospitals: A series of resources from the Wellcome Library focused on the history of Hospitals including topics such as ‘Vampire Surgeons’, monastic healing, asylum history and medical student tales.