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Conference: From Hunter to Helmand

‘From Hunter to Helmand: Military medicine then and now’

14 - 15 November 2014

A two-day conference covering the advances in military medicine over a period of 250 years.

Bringing together medical and military history experts, as well as current serving military medical staff, this event spanned the development of military medicine from the time of John Hunter in the 18th century through to current campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Crimea, the Napoleonic era, both World Wars and the Falklands were covered, as well as key topics such as military nursing, naval surgery and military psychiatry.

Speaker abstracts and biographies are available to download.

The conference was audio recorded and is available to listen to on our website. (Regrettably because of image copyright issues, we are unable to show the presentations alongside the recordings.)

*This conference was generously supported by the Wellcome Trust's small grants scheme.

This event formed part of our War Art and Surgery series of exhibitions, displays and events both here and at our partner institutions from 2014-2015.