History of Sciences and Ideas
Eve Hyrkäs is a doctoral student in the History of Sciences and Ideas unit at the University of Oulu. In her doctoral dissertation, Hyrkäs examines the development of Finnish psychosomatics and the mind-body problem in medicine from the Second World War to the millennium (c. 1945-2000). Her recent publications address the discussions on maternal employment and thyroid diagnostics and surgery. Hyrkäs is a member of PROFI3 Fibrosis Diseasome -project, where the relations between health, social change and medical understanding of health problems are analyzed from the historical and sociocultural perspective.