Med-Chi Lectures : Scottish Literature and Medicine

Thursday 3rd April 2018 Medico chirurgical society crest
Med-Chi Hall
Polwarth Building
7 pm – 9 pm

Talk by Professor Sir Kenneth Calman, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow and Chairman of the National Library of Scotland.

Professor Sir Kenneth Charles Calman is a graduate of the University of Glasgow who lectured in Surgery before his appointment to the Cancer Research Chair of Oncology in 1974. He became Professor and Dean of Postgraduate Medical Education in 1984.

In 1989 he was appointed Chief Medical Officer at the Scottish Office Home and Health Department. He was Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health in London from 1989 to 1991.

He is President of the Institute of Medical Ethics. He was President of the British Medical Association from 2008 to 2009 and Deputy Chair of the Board of the British Library until 2015.

His most recent books are ‘A Study in Storytelling, Humour and Learning in Medicine’ and ‘Medical Education: Past, Present and Future’. He has recently completed research for an M.Litt on Scottish Literature and Medicine and published a book on this subject entitled ‘A Doctor’s Line. Poems and Prescriptions in Health and Healing’.

All are welcome to this talk. A finger buffet and tea/ coffee are available from 6:30 pm.

Directions to the Med-Chi Hall in the Polwarth Building on the Foresterhill Campus are available here (map).


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Medical Library, University of Aberdeen

The team in the Medical Library at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland

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