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Complete Online Archive from the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History

Complete Online Archive from the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History / Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine now available from University of Toronto Press. University of Toronto Press is excited to announce the launch of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History/Bulletin canadien d’histoire de la médecine (CBMH/BCHM) online archive, available exclusively through CBMH/BCHM Online ( […] Read more

L’archive psychiatrique

Santé mentale au Québec – Volume XLI, numéro 2, Automne 2016 Dossier coordonné par Marie-Claude Thifault, Isabelle Perreault, Alexandre Klein et Jean Caron 7 Éditorial – Jean Caron Numéro thématique L’archive psychiatrique 9 L’archive psychiatrique – Alexandre Klein, Isabelle Perreault et Marie-Claude Thifault 21 À la recherche de l’archive psychiatrique perdue. L’histoire des fonds d’archives […] Read more

Social History of Medicine: Co-Editor Vacancy

Social History of Medicine (SHM) seeks a new co-editor to join Professor Pratik Chakrabarti (co-editor), Professor Patricia Skinner (co-editor), and Dr Vanessa Heggie (book reviews editor). The new co-editor will succeed Professor Graham Mooney, who will stand down in 2017. Social History of Medicine is a leading international journal and covers all aspects of the […] Read more

New Website: After the Asylum/Après l’asile

The History of Madness in Canada/Histoire de la folie au Canada website is delighted to announce the launch of a new set of sixteen research exhibits that present the complex and often difficult history of psychiatric deinstitutionalization in Canada. The After the Asylum/Après l’asile web pages have been co-created by academic scholars, community partners, students, […] Read more

The History of Mental Health in North Wales

The North Wales Mental Health Research Project A History of Psychiatry in North Wales. Over the past 15 years, colleagues at the Department of Psychological Medicine have collected a huge amount of quantitative data on patients from North West Wales going through psychiatric unit (Hergest) at Ysbyty Gwynedd (the main District Hospital in North West […] Read more

New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada 2016

Congratulations to the following medical historians, who were recently elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada. MONNAIS, Laurence – Département d’histoire et Centre d’Études de l’Asie de l’Est (CETASE), Université de Montréal Titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada sur le pluralisme en santé, Laurence Monnais est historienne de la médecine. […] Read more

[New Book] Writings on Abortion in Canada: Without Apology

About the Book Until the late 1960s, the authorities on abortion were for the most part men—politicians, clergy, lawyers, physicians, all of whom had an interest in regulating women’s bodies. Even today, when we hear women speak publicly about abortion, the voices are usually those of the leaders of women’s and abortion rights organizations, women […] Read more

William Bynum Essay Prize 2015

Lori Jones of the University of Ottawa takes 2015’s prize for her entry ‘When Medical Texts Double as Socio-Political Commentary: Exploring Some Other Contexts and Purposes of English Plague Treatises’. The 2015 Medical History William Bynum Prize attracted a strong field of 12 entries, of which at least half were clearly of publishable quality. The […] Read more

2016 Cheiron Book Prize Citation: Susan D. Lamb

In acknowledgment of the book’s exceptional contributions to our understanding of Adolf Meyer and the field he singularly shaped, Cheiron (The International Society for the History of Behavioral and Social Sciences) awards the 2016 Cheiron Book Prize to Susan D. Lamb (U. Ottawa) for The Pathologist of the Mind: Adolf Meyer and the Origins of […] Read more

Canadian Society for the History of Medicine - President’s Annual Report

President’s Annual Report Canadian Society for the History of Medicine May 28, 2016 S. Mullally, University of New Brunswick 2015-16 was an eventful year for the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM or The Society). Most of the changes involved improving community communications and securing and improving the publishing structures that support the […] Read more




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