Ryosuke Yokoe

Title: Medical Understandings of Alcohol and the Liver in the Twentieth Century.
Period: Post 1800
Funded by: Medical Humanities Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship
Start year: 2014
Email: RYokoe1@sheffield.ac.uk

Primary: Professor Phil Withington | Secondary: Dr Dermot Gleeson, Professor Mary Vincent and Dr Richard Cooper

Semester One 2019/20 Office Hours: Thursdays 16:00-17:00 (Jessop West 2.01a)


Academic background

  • B.A. (Hons) History (First Class), University of Sheffield, 2014

Research topic

My interdisciplinary project explores the development of the understandings of alcohol consumption and liver disease. While the idea that long term consumption could potentially harm the liver has been established, the medical knowledge of liver disease continues to be limited in its scope.

I will take a look at both the changes within popular perceptions and medical research across twentieth century Britain with a particular focus on the post-1945 era.


Journal articles

'August Experience: Popular Reactions to the Outbreak of World War I in Sheffield', Track Changes 6 (2014), pp. 51-71.