School of History


Claire Jones' research centres on the cultural, economic and social history of medicine and health in modern Britain, with particular emphases on the relationship between medicine and commerce, and ways in which this relationship affects professional social structures, ethics, and technologies. Her first monograph on the development of medical industry in Britain titled The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870-1914 has just been published.

Claire completed her PhD in the School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science at the University of Leeds in collaboration with the Thackray Museum in 2010, before returning in 2012 to become the new Director of the Museum of the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at Leeds. Previously she was learning and access officer on a HLF project at the University of Worcester and was research fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Warwick.

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Room N3.N3
Rutherford College
University of Kent

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Jones, C. et al. (2018). Personalities, Preferences and Practicalities: Educating Nurses in Wound Sepsis in the British Hospital, 1870 – 1920. Social History of Medicine [Online] 31:577-604. Available at:
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Jones, C. (2017). Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures: An Introduction. in: Jones, C. ed. Rethinking Modern Prostheses in Anglo-American Commodity Cultures, 1820-1939. Manchester University Press. Available at:
Jones, C. (2017). Surgical Instruments, History and Historiography. in: Schlich, T. ed. The Palgrave Handbook of the History of Surgery. Palgrave Macmillan. Available at:
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School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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