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  • “I go when I go, don’t I?”: health promotion on film in the long 1980s – CHIPH film evening, November 2016

    Peder Clark. “I go when I go, don’t I?” was not, as Professor Hilary Graham quipped, a reference to frequency or otherwise of toilet breaks. Instead, it was an expression of fatalism by a young man in the 1987 ITV documentary Lessons for the Living, indifferent to attempts by health workers in Sheffield to advise him ...

  • Working with the Cultural History of the NHS Project

    Working with the Cultural History of the NHS ProjectDaisy Payling. Over the last term, members of the ‘Placing the Public in Public Health’ team have twice had the pleasure of working with researchers from the Cultural History of the NHS project, based at the University of Warwick. On 22nd September, we held a workshop here at the School loosely themed around how people and the ...

  • Donald Henderson and the Smallpox Eradication Programme

    Donald Henderson and the Smallpox Eradication ProgrammeGareth Millward.  Donald “D.A.” Henderson passed away earlier this year. Visitors to the School can see his name on the plaque in the reception area of the Keppel Street building. Often historians of medicine would be wary of claims of “Great Men” who were ‘largely responsible for the success of the World Health Organisation’s Smallpox Eradication ...