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Health: an unhealthy obsession?

A day of discussions to explore controversies surrounding modern medicine and healthcare.

Government health campaigns, and increasing advertising for everything from cancer research to private health insurance, warn us that our health is in clear and present danger. Obesity epidemics, smoking bans, stress-induced breakdowns, chemical carcinogens, explosions in STIs all shadow our healthy lives. At the same time, our trust in the medical profession to care for us and cure us has been eroded following cases such as the Shipman murders and the MMR controversy. This conference will explore and discuss why we are so concerned about our health at a time when we have never lived longer.


Dr Michael Fitzpatrick | talks
Professor Sian Griffiths | talks
Professor Hugh Pennington | talks


Date and Time:

12 February 2005 at 10:30 am


Full Day



Museum of London
London Wall
+44 20 76 00 36 99
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Organised by:

Institute of Ideas
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£40, £30 concessions, £70 institutional

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020 7269 9224

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