“A universalisable ‘moral mission statement for medicine’?”

Presented by Professor Raanan Gillon. For some years Raanan Gillon has argued that the ‘four principles’ of medical ethics can provide the basis for a succinct ‘moral mission statement’ for medicine to which all doctors everywhere would be able to subscribe. In the course of his presentation he will praise the World Medical Association for recently revising its Declaration of Geneva - a contemporary version of the Hippocratic Oath - by adding (among other revisions) the principle of respect ...
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“Flaying the Antique: Classical Sculpture, Anatomy and the Nineteenth Century”

Presented by Rebecca Wade of the Henry Moore Institute. Classical sculpture was put to work in a number of ways in the nineteenth-century Academy and School of Art. Looking primarily at the British modes of instruction with comparative references to the European academic tradition, this lecture analyses the detailed coloured and labelled drawings of the human skeleton and musculature that required the student to render the internal structures of the body within the outline of an example of c...
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“The Early History of Moorfields Eye Hospital”

Moorfields Eye Hospital , originally known as The London Dispensary for Curing Diseases of the Eye and Ear when it was founded in 1805, is the oldest eye hospital in the world. The lecture will cover its 143 years as a voluntary hospital starting in Charterhouse Square before the move to the city near Finsbury Circus in 1821 and finally City Road in 1898. It will mention some of the great names in ophthalmology such as Sir William Bowman and the influence the hospital had on world ophthalm...
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