PROGRAM WITH ABSTRACTS

Wednesday 22 May
18:00 – 21:00 Registrations & Welcome Reception


Thursday 23 May
08:30 – 09:15 Registrations

09:15 – 09:30 Welcoming Ceremony
Henrik C. Wegener (DK), Rector at the University of Copenhagen

09:30 – 10:15 #1 Keynote by Prof. Eske Willerslev (DK):
What We Can Learn From Ancient Genomics (access abstract)

10:15 – 11:00: #2 Keynote by Prof. Em. Jørgen Lange Thomsen (DK):
The History of DNA Use in Forensic Medicine (access abstract)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Tea + Poster Presentations

11:30 – 13:00 Oral Presentations

Round 1: The History of Signs of Death
Jørgen Lange Thomsen: How did the Danish Kings die? (access abstract)
Jan Bondeson: The history of the signs of death and the risk of a premature burial (access abstract)

Round 2: The Art of Medical Moulages
Eva Åhrén: Moulage Collections in the Nordic Countries (access abstract)
Thomas Schnalke: Directed Views: Focusing patients and diseases in medical moulages
(access abstract)
Ion Meyer: Restoring Shapes: Conservation and preparation of wax moulages (access abstract)

Round 3: Donating Brains and Organs: More Than Waste?
Thomas Erslev: Archiving Human Brains – the Danish collection of 9.479 pathological brains
(access abstract)
Maria Olejaz: Making bodies available for dissection (access abstract)
Einar J. Berle: Anatomy as Entertainment (access abstract)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 15:30 #3 Panel Debate with 4 medical museum directors:
What is the Future Role for Medical Museums? (access abstract)
1. Ken Arnold, Medical Museion (moderator).
2. Thomas Schnalke, Das Berliner Medizinhistorische Museum der Charité.
3. Lisa Sputnes Mouwitz, Medicinhistoriska Museet.
4. Morten Skydsgaard, Steno Museum.

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee & Tea + Poster Presentations

16:00 – 17:30 Oral Presentations

Round 1: On the Edge of Orthodox Medicine
Anders Bank Lodahl: Skodsborg Badesanatorium, 1898-1992 (access abstract)
Heini Hakosalo: The healing environment: The case of tuberculosis medicine (access abstract)
Kristine Lillestøl: Neurasthenics in Norwegian sanatoria and water cure resorts, 1870-1914
(access abstract)

Round 2: The Psychiatric Profession
Jennie Sejr Junghans: The origins of child psychiatry in Denmark and England, c. 1900-1950
(access abstract
Mia Pohtola: DSMIII diagnostic manual and psychiatric profession in the early 1980s America
(access abstract
Rebecka Klette: The History of Degeneration Theory within Danish Psychiatry, 1880-1920
(access abstract

Round 3: Visual Arts, Literature & Medicine
Carl Lindgren: Virginia Woolf, her symptoms, doctors and treatment (access abstract) 
Diana-Andreea Novaceanu: Redrawing the Clinic: Presence of The Medical Gaze in Visual Arts
(access abstract)
Birgit Bundesen: What doctors can learn from literature (access abstract) 

Relaxing

19:30-20:30 Exquisite Excursion: Diseases and Medicine in Antiquity (access abstract)
Museum guide Jens Ole Schwarz-Nielsen will present selected masterpieces.
Venue: Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dantes Plads 7, 1556 Copenhagen V.


Friday 24 May
08:45 – 09:30 Registrations

09:30 – 10:15 #4 Keynote by PhD Eva Åhrén (SE):
Figuring It Out: Visualizing Medical Subjects (access abstract)

10:15 – 11:00: #5 Keynote by PhD Jan Bondeson (SE):
The Lion Boy and Other Medical Curiosities in Old Picture Postcards 
(access abstract)

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee & Tea + Poster Presentations

11:30 – 13:00 Oral Presentations

Round 1: ’Let there be light’ – and there was light
Ian G. Bearden: The secrets of light (access abstract)
Benny Vittrup: A Historical Light On The War Against Cancer: Can We Win The War? (access abstract)
Morten Møller: Influence of light on circadian rhythm generating centers in the brain. A historical review. (access abstract)

Round 2: Leprosy Revisited
Jesper Lier Boldsen: Leprosy: The Menace of the Medieval Period (access abstract)
Magnus Vollset: Leprosy in Scandinavia: Institutions and legislations, 1840-1940 (access abstract)
Ib Christian Bygbjerg: From Elegy from Bergen to Elimination of Leprosy in India (access abstract)

Round 3: The Family Doctor and Medical Uncertainty
Ole Didrik Lærum: Experiences from Community Medicine in Norway 1850-1950 (access abstract)
Pieter Dhondt: Encyclopaedia, history of medicine, and medical uncertainty around 1900
(access abstract)
Ruben Michael Zwierlein: ADAM – a new Archive of German-speaking General Practice
(access abstract)

13:00 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 #6 Keynote by Prof. Em. Øivind Larsen (NO):
The Medical History Congresses 1967-2019 (access abstract)

14:45 – 15:30 #7 DMHS Book Release & Literature Lounge
Ole Didrik Lærum: Berømte Danske Kræftforskere (access abstract)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee & Tea + Poster Presentations

16:00 – 17:30 Oral Presentations

Round 1: Wartime Nursing & Tuberculosis
Gunilla Svensmark: Danish Nursing and Nurses during the German Occupation 1940-1945
(access abstract)
Jan Knudtzon Sommerfelt-Pettersen: Tuberculosis in the Royal Norwegian Navy during the Second World War (access abstract)
Marie Clark Nelson: Reacting to Koch’s bacillus: Discussing tuberculosis and its treatments
(access abstract)

Round 2: Knowledge Transfer & Social Networks
Sophy Bergenheim: ‘No inferior Swedes shall be found in this country!’ Swedish-speaking Finns, public health and minority nationalism, 1920s–1950s (access abstract)
Allan Rye Lyngs: Mapping the Social Network of Nobel Laurate August Krogh (access abstract)
Katariina Lehto: Effective medicine in the early professionalization of medicine (access abstract)

Round 3: Medical Memory, Public Health & Politics
Mathilde Martinais: Curing syphilis through mercurial fumigations in 18th Century France
(access abstract)
Karin Tybjerg: Medical Anamnesis – opening the historic memory of medicine (access abstract)
Petri Eskola: Eugenics and Racial Hygiene in 20th Century Finnish Politics (access abstract)

Relaxing

18:30 – 19:00 Drinks
19:15 – 00:00 Dinner


Saturday 25 May
10:00 – 13:00 Guided tour in the unique collections of Thomas Bartholin and Nicolas Steno
Venue: The Royal Danish Library (access abstract)
Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, 1221 København K

10:00 – 13:00 Cholera, Naval Medicine & Doctors at War 
Venue: Nyboders Mindestuer (access abstract)
Skt. Paulsgade 24, DK-1313 Copenhagen K
https://nybodersmindestuer.dk/