The History of Medicine at Oxford

Learn about the history of medical studies and teaching within the University of Oxford

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Talk Description

Medicine is historically one of the most important subjects in the University of Oxford and has helped define its complex relationship with the city over the past five centuries. This lecture will cover the origins of medical study and teaching in the University, the history of anatomy and dissection in the city, the development and running of the John Radcliffe Hospital, and pivotal moments in medical research, such as the early trials with penicillin.

This lecture provides an overview of the history of medicine within the University of Oxford. It was researched and designed by academic experts at the University and content can be adapted to all ages and backgrounds.

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