27th Nordic Medical History Congress, 22-25 May 2019

The main purpose was to bring scholars, curators, clinicians, and students within the (Nordic) history of medicine together to present and discuss new developments and experiences.

Congress Program
A broad spectrum of topics was presented both as keynote talks and parallel sessions:

Professor Eske Willerslev from University of Copenhagen talked about
What We Can Learn from Ancient Genomics.

Professor em. Jørgen Lange Thomsen from University of Southern Denmark talked about
DNA Use in Forensic Medicine.

PhD Eva Åhrén, Director at Unit for Medical History and Heritage, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm talked about Figuring it out: Visualizing medical subjects.

MD PhD MSc LicSc Jan Bondeson, writer of best sellers about medical history, talked about Medical Curiosities in Old Picture Postcards.

Professor Ken Arnold from the Medical Museion in Copenhagen moderated a panel debate with four medical museum directors about What is the Future Role for Medical Museums?

Professor em. Øivind Larsen from University of Oslo shared a selected few stories from
The Medical History Congresses from 1967 to 2019.

Excursions & Social Events
The program also offered three exquisite excursions and a social dinner.

We thank you so much for such exciting and inspiring days in Copenhagen in May 2019.

On behalf of the Danish Society of Medical History,
Ulrik Bak Kirk, Organizing Committee President