Mr Ryosuke Yokoe

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Department of History, The University of Sheffield

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Ryo is a historian currently working on an interdisciplinary PhD on the history of medicine.

His doctoral thesis traces the historical development of the understandings of alcohol and the liver across the twentieth century. The project will examine changes in the medical knowledge and public attitudes to alcohol’s role in the causation of cirrhosis of the liver. As part of a group of University-funded studentships at Medical Humanities Sheffield discussing the impact of shame and stigma among a set of diseases, Ryo’s research will address the public misconceptions concerning drinking and liver disease, such as that of the common stereotype that everyone who suffers from cirrhosis of the liver is an alcoholic.