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History of Medicine Lectures for 2012


Thursday, February 2, 2012

"Introducing Dr. Charles Whitten: Scientist, Humanitarian, Family Man Introducing Dr. Charles Whitten: Scientist, Humanitarian, Family Man"

Dr. Wanda Whitten-Shurney, CEO/Medical Director, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc., Michigan Chapter

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Shrew Taming and Other Tales of the Four Humors"

Gail Kern Paster, Ph.D., Folger Shakespeare Library

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Thursday, March 22, 2012

"Nursing History and Health Policy: Moving from Advocacy to Analysis"

A panel discussion with Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN; Cynthia Anne Connolly, PhD, RN, FAAN; and Barbra Mann Wall, PhD, RN, FAAN, of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"The Future for Books in a Digital Age"

Michael F. Suarez, S.J., D.Phil., Director, Rare Book School, University of Virginia

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

"Digitizing the Foundations of Modern Genetics: Challenges and Opportunities"

Simon Chaplin, Director, Wellcome Library

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

"Model Minority Myth: Health Disparities in Asian American Communities"

Sunmin Lee, PhD, School of Public Health/Asian-American Studies Program, University of Maryland – College Park

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Monday, June 18, 2012

LGBTQ Awareness Month

"AIDS Research and the Gay Community"

Victoria Harden, PhD (retired NIH Historian)

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Friday, July 13, 2012

Cassedy Memorial Lecture

"Pharmacology and Folklore: The Arsenic Eaters of Styria"

John Parascandola, PhD (retired chief, HMD; Adjunct Professor, Dept. of History, University of Maryland, College Park).

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"The Venoms Doo Cure the Diseases": Separating Poison and Medicine in Early Modern Europe

Frederick W. Gibbs, PhD; Assistant Professor of History, Department of History and Art History Director of Digital Scholarship, Center for History and New Media George Mason University

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

"Fred L. Soper and the First 50 Years of International Health Campaigns in the Americas"

Susan Speaker, PhD; Historian, HMD Digital Manuscripts Program

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Native American Heritage Month

"Researching the Gold Book: The Indian Health Service 50th Anniversary History Project"

James Rife, History Associates and Alan Dellapenna, BS, MPH, USPHS Commission Corps (ret).

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"The Romantic Imagination Revisited: The Physiological Imagination and Imagined Physiology"

Richard Sha, PhD, Professor of Literature, American University

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A