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BIR at 125 Years: A Celebration 01 Apr 2022

As we mark 125 years of the BIR in 2022, join BIR Honorary Historian Dr Adrian Thomas to explore the early days of our society, and how it has developed to match the needs of a changing world. Be transported back to 1897 when seeing inside the body was becoming a possibility for the very first time and the potential of the new “photography” was slowly being recognised as a diagnostic tool.

Imagine the excitement and anticipation of what the future could hold for the medical profession as these brave pioneers took part in their first meeting. Find out about the characters and personalities involved and discover how the BIR influenced the development of this brand new specialty, through its journal and Annual Congress.

Learn how scientists and doctors worked together, involved radiographers and physiotherapists and how those early values of multi-disciplinary working still continue today.

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Dr Adrian Thomas

Dr Adrian Thomas has been fascinated by the history of radiology since he was a registrar at Hammersmith Hospital. Adrian is a radiologist, and visiting professor at Canterbury Christ Church University. He has been President of the Radiology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and of the British Society for the History of Medicine. He is the Honorary Historian to the British Institute of Radiology. Adrian has written extensively on the history of radiology writing many papers, books and articles. He is currently, with a colleague, writing a biography of the first woman radiologist and woman hospital physicist. He has had a long-term interest in role development in radiography, and teaches postgraduate radiographers.