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A Modern History of Public Health in the UK

To launch the new academic year we are pleased to announce a special lunchtime lecture from Dr Rosalind Stanwell-Smith. All staff and students are welcome.

A Modern History of Public Health in the UK

Dr Rosalind Stanwell-Smith

Tuesday 1 October 12.30 -13.30
Cockburn Lecture Theatre, 2nd Floor, St Mary's Hospital Campus. London W2

Dr Stanwell-Smith trained in medicine, epidemiology and public health, serving in consultant posts at district and national level and has conducted epidemiological studies in reproductive health and infectious disease.  Her water and sanitation research has gained awards, most recently for a historical dissertation on public toilets, which she finds always produces smiles – but feels the lack of these facilities is no laughing matter.  She now works independently, including advisory appointments to water companies, deputy editor of a public health journal and an honorary senior lectureship at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.  She founded, with other enthusiasts, the John Snow Society, which commemorates Dr. John Snow’s work in anaesthesia, epidemiology and the foundations of clean water and safer sanitation.  She is currently its honorary secretary and recently solved a mystery about where exactly Dr. John Snow lived in Soho.  Dr Stanwell-Smith  is also a London Blue Badge tourist guide and enjoys exploring the endless fascination of London’s medical and scientific history.


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