Originally a part of the Wellcome Trust and then the Academic Unit of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, from 2000–2010, The History of Biomedicine Research Group was a constituent part of the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL. In October 2010 it moved to the School of History, QMUL, where its research focus continues unchanged.

You can find out more about the group on its dedicated website.

Recent Submissions

  • The Development of Narrative Practices in Medicine c.1960-c.2000 

    JONES, EM (Queen Mary University of London, 2015-02)
    ‘… if I have to explain to someone, like the anthropologist from Mars, what any of these words like compassion or whatever is, sooner or later I have to tell them a story.’ Professor Arthur Frank Chaired by Professor Brian ...
  • Migraine: Diagnosis, treatment and understanding c1960-2010 

    Overy, C; Tansey, EM (Queen Mary University of London, 2014)
    There are around eight million migraine sufferers in the UK today. This Witness Seminar looked at the last 50 years of research into the diagnosis and treatment of the condition and the changing attitudes of the medical ...
  • Drugs Affecting 5-HT Systems 

    Overy, C; Tansey, EM (Queen Mary University of London, 2013-12-16)
    It was in the very early hours of a February morning in 1977 that I first looked down the microscope and saw yellow fluorescence, characteristic of 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in frozen sections of Octopus brain. After ...
  • The Recent History of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) 

    Overy, C; Tansey, EM (Queen Mary University of London, 2014-10)
    Psychiatric diagnosis is controversial and is regarded by some principally as a means of reinforcing the vested interests of medical professionals and pharmaceutical companies. On the other hand, the phenomena that are ...
  • Working with Cambridge physiologists 

    TANSEY, EM (Royal Society of London, 2008)