“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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“From Bench to Bedside – the important legacy of Lord Lister in modern day translation”

Presented by Pankaj Chandak. This lecture will feature the important translational legacy of Lister from bench to bedside concentrating on his scientific and training legacy and what it means in today’s terms for healthcare. Links will be made between Lister’s legacy and modern day scientific surgery in a general sense and then based on some pioneering research on 3D printing for organ transplantation, robotic transplantation and organ perfusion technologies. Pankaj Chandak is a Specialist R...
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