Who let them in?
Children in Hospitals before children’s Hospitals

Dr Andrew N. Williams

19th October, 2013 at 2.45 pm.

Conference Suite, Main Hall, St Andrew's Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton

Dr Andrew Williams is a consultant community paediatrician, medical historian, curator of the archive at the Northampton General Hospital, and playwright. As a full time NHS consultant, he specialises in paediatric neurodisability and community child health as well as undertaking some palliative care. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and is a past President of the British Society for the History of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has published on different aspects of child health between the 16th–19th centuries and has taken his PhD at Birmingham University on the history of paediatrics and child health 1550-1750. Since 2008, he has worked in collaboration with the University of Northampton (UoN) Drama Department, writing plays on medically controversial matters, which are publicly performed by final year UoN drama students for their assessed degree.

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