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Queen's University
 

Samantha Sandassie

Ph.D. Candidate/Teaching Fellow

E-mail:  7sss1@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2150
Fax: 613-533-6298
Office: Watson 102
Office hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:30, Friday from 1:00-3:00 and by appointment  

 


Education

MA, History, York University, 2008
BA (hons), History and Political Science, McMaster University, 2007

About

My dissertation explores the state of English surgery from 1590-1715. The period constitutes a critical epoch in the history of medicine in terms of theoretical, practical, and organizational improvements. I intend to reconstruct an account of early modern surgery that places conceptions of the body, disease, and therapeutics in their temporal and social contexts. In particular, I will be interested in discerning the professional relationship between surgeons, patients and other medical practitioners, and how this relationship may have been affected by the events of the 17th century..

Publications

Sandassie, Samantha. "Evidence-Based Medicine? Patient Case Studies in English Surgical Treatises, 1660-1700." Medical Humanities 34,1 (2008), 11-18.

Conference Papers:

Sandassie, Samantha. “On Pins, Needles and Electrotherapy: Acupuncture in Victorian Britain,” paper presented at the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Conference, Montreal, QC, 2010.

Courses taught:

History 121: Intellectual Origins of the Contemporary West
History 390: Health and Happiness in Early Modern England

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