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Professor Helen King

Professor Emerita of Classical Studies at The Open University and Visiting Professor at the Peninsula Medical and Dental School (Exeter and Plymouth). Her publications include Greek and Roman Medicine and Midwifery, Obstetrics and the Rise of Gynaecology: Uses of a Sixteenth-Century Medical Compendium. She has held research fellowships at Cambridge, Newcastle and in the Netherlands and visiting professorships in the US and Canada. Twitter: @fluff35 | Website:

View excerpt from Professor Helen King’s lecture – ‘Seeing inside the body: from the Classical world to today’ (London Lecture Afternoon, October 2017).