Room 416, Birkbeck
University of London
Malet Street, Bloomsbury
London WC1E 7HX
The History of Pain without Lesion in the Mid to Late 19th Century West
Organised by Visiting Fellow to the Birkbeck Pain Project Daniel S. Goldberg (East Carolina University, U.S.),
Much work in the history of medicine and science has touched on experiences of pain in the modern era. Yet little scholarship focuses on prevailing attitudes, practices, and beliefs among either lay or professional therapeutic communities regarding pain without lesion.
This workshop will help to fill the gap. We seek to generate discussion and exchange knowledge around the social, cultural, and medical influences of what we might now refer to as chronic pain sufferers.
Introduction by Professor Joanna Bourke (Birkbeck)
Dr Daniel S. Goldberg (East Carolina University)
Dr Andrew Hodgkiss (Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at St Thomas’ Hospital, London)