Medicine in the First World War

This series will look at a number of topics relating to medicine in the First World War. Many of these podcasts have been commissioned by the First World War Centenary Battlefields Tours Programme and are written and recorded by members of the programme's Academic Advisory group and other First World War experts. Others are provided by our partners at the Western Front Association.

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In this podcast, created for the WFA's 'Mentioned in Dispatches' series, psychiatrist and medical historian Dr Stefanie Linden discusses the diagnosis and treatment of shellshock by doctors in Britain and Germany.

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The Great War Debate – The First World War and medicine

Listen to this Great War Debate to find out more about how the First World War shaped modern medicine, with insights from Dr Jack Davies (Science Museum), Louise Bell (National Archives) and Dr Jessica Meyer (Leeds). Chaired by TV presenter and historian David Olusoga, the event was recorded at Bramhall High School in Stockport on 12th October 2017.

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