Christ the Physician Walks the Wards
February 28, 2015 19 Comments
This week our Newman Lecture from UEA is by Carole Rawcliffe of UEA. Here is part of her biography:
Carole Rawcliffe was an editor on the History of Parliament Trust (1979-92) before becoming a Senior Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at UEA (1992-7). She was made Reader in the History of Medicine (1997-2002) and Professor of Medieval History (2002).
Her research focuses upon the theory and practice of medicine in medieval England, with particular emphasis upon hospitals, the interconnection between healing and religion, and urban health. As editor of The History of Norwich (2004), she maintains an interest in the East Anglian region, and has written extensively on its medical provision. Her most recent book, Leprosy in Medieval England (2006), is a study of medieval responses to disease. She is currently investigating concepts of health and welfare before the Reformation.
I found this one particularly interesting, especially when I contemplated how few of our medical people even believe in God anymore,let alone that He will help in particular cases. of course, that hit close to home with me, since I have seen His work, when all of our skilled people had given up.
You’ll also note that this week Professor Charmley has provided us with the visual aids as well. Actually there is a Storify story linked at the end of the article, I simply could not get it to embed, so I compromised.
Here’s Dr. Rawcliffe
And here is a slide show of the visual aids to watch while you listen. I am afraid the may have gotten somewhat jumbled. Sorry.