Medical Detectives – Lecture Series

Published Sep 2012

Medical DetectivesA series of lectures, inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, will highlight the University of Edinburgh’s internationally acclaimed medical research and show that keen detective work is still essential for 21st century doctors.

Conan Doyle drew inspiration for Sherlock Holmes when he was a medical student at Edinburgh and based his character on the Professor of Medicine Joseph Bell, who was known for his meticulous attention to detail.

The lectures will show that, just like Sherlock Holmes, today’s medical sleuths must usepowers of observation and deduction not onlyto make the right diagnosis but also to find new treatments.

Please join us for four stimulating evenings of medical sleuthing:

Thursday 20 September

Mindbending: The curious tale of psychotropic drugs. Professor David Owens.

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Thursday 4 October

Prions – tracking the elusive killer. Professor Jean Manson.

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Thursday 18 October

Stress hormones and heart disease: the clue is in a mixed up colorist. Professor Brian Walker.

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Thursday 1 November

Stem cell research. Professor Siddharthan Chandran.

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All lectures will be held in the Anatomy Lecture Theatre in the Medical School. Wheelchair users can access Doorway 3 by a ramp. There is a lift to the first floor.


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