Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)


Promises of salvation and success monitoring in medicine since 1800

Thursday, 2016/05/26, 16:00 h

This presentation will deal with the long history of medical success. The starting point will be a brief analysis of claims of success during the professional development of scientific medicine in the nineteenth century. This will be followed by deeper reading of the so-called McKeown controversy. This debate aims to explain reasons for the immense decline in mortality since the mid-nineteenth century and thus allows to problematize possible measurements for the effectiveness of medicine.

Event organizer: ISPM Bern
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Flurin Condrau, Director History of Medicine Section, University of Zurich
Date: 2016/05/26
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 h
Locality: Seminarraum 504, Finkenhubelweg 11 (ground floor)
ISPM Hauptgebäude
Finkenhubelweg 11
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge