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Military Public Health from the Crimea to World War One

RCPE Lecture Edinburgh

Date: Wednesday, 28 March 2018


Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
9 Queen Street


Speaker: Dr Beverly Bergman (University of Glasgow)

The military success of a fighting force depends in large part on the availability of fit, healthy troops, but the austere conditions of war often conspire to allow disease to flourish, and in every armed conflict up to very recent times, disease has claimed more victims than has battle injury. Beverly Bergman, a former military consultant public health physician who is now researching veterans’ health at the University of Glasgow, will explore how the development of an understanding of the principles of public health in wartime during the late nineteenth century helped to protect troops exposed to the challenging conditions of the First World War.

This event is part of the Edinburgh History of Medicine Group, a collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.

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This event begins at 4.30pm and ends at 5.30pm.

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This event is free.

You can register for this lecture here on Eventbrite.

Further information is available from:

Iain Milne


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Further Info


As a listed building, the College has restricted disabled access. A wheelchair lift is provided at the rear of the College giving access to the Conference Centre and the main historic rooms, but not all of the smaller rooms used for educational events. For further information and assistance please contact the RCPE Co-ordinator responsible for the event.

Accommodation and Directions to the College

The College has negotiated special rates with a number of local hotels.

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Bicycle racks are available for cyclists at the door to 8 Queen Street. For access to further bicycle racks, please ask at reception.

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