Ryosuke Yokoe


Thesis Title: Medical Understandings of Alcohol and the Liver in the Twentieth Century.
Funded by: Medical Humanities Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship
Start Year: 2014

Email: ryokoe1@sheffield.ac.uk



Primary: Professor Phil Withington | Secondary: Professor Dermot Gleeson (Medicine); Dr Richard Cooper (ScHARR); Professor Mary Vincent


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.


Academic Background

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


Published work

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