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The John Rylands Research Institute

Public events

Profesor Graham Mooney, Department of the History of Medicine, John Hopkins University, USA.

Thanks to the long-running TV show Casualty and the more recent Casualty 1900s, the British viewing public is familiar with the very different look and feel of hospital casualty departments at the beginning and end of the twentieth century. This talk explores how and why the casualty department was transformed over the course of the twentieth century, from being something of a under-sourced backwater space in the hospital to a high-tech space, with its own specialty doctors and nurses, and acting as a crucial portal of entry to the rest of the hospital.

Further details on how to book for this public lecture will be available nearer the time.