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History of Medicine Seminars for 2001

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

"Radium, Cancer, and the Meanings of Hope in Mid-20th Century America"

Dr. David Cantor

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 PROGRAM CANCELLED!

"The Cultural History of Afro-American Alternative Medicine"

Dr. Eric Bailey

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, March 14, 2001

"The Texas Longhorn and the Changing Milieu of Medicine, 1860 to 1900"

Dr. Olivia Walling

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, April 11, 2001

"Rainbow Diet Pills: The Limits of Regulation"

Dr. John Swann

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, May 16, 2001

"The Mad Dog Excitement in Massachusetts: A Case Study of Rabies Before Pasteur"

Dr. Phil Teigen

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room G, Building 45

Wednesday, June 6, 2001

"19th Century Hydropathic Therapeutics: Exercise as a Way to Wellness"

Dr. Nancy Dosch

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, September 26, 2001

"Surgery in 20th Century Canada: Innovations of Dr. Gordon Murray"

Dr. Shelley Mckellar

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

"Psychiatry in the Service of Society: Dr. Julius Schreiber and the Institute of Social Research in Mid-20th Century America"

Dr. Paul Theerman

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

"The S.P.C.A. as a Gilded Age American Public Health Agency"

Bernard Unti

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, December 19, 2001

"Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82"

Prof. Elizabeth A. Fenn

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


NLM Special Lectures for 2001

Wednesday, February 14, 2001 – African American History Month

"New York's African Burial Ground and the Struggle for Human Rights"

Dr. Michael Blakey, Howard University

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


History of Medicine Seminars for 2000

Wednesday, January 12, 2000

"Early 20th Century Ethics in Practice: Nancy B. Jenison, M.D."

Dr. Miriam C. Meijer

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, February 9, 2000

"Pain without Cause: The Medical and Cultural Evolution of Causalgia"

Dr. Marcia L. Meldrum

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room E, Building 45

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

"Plague, the Printing Press, and Public Health in London"

Dr. Stephen Greenberg

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, April 26, 2000

"Medieval Transfers of Medical Knowledge in the Mediterranean: Byzantium, Bagdad, Salerno"

Dr. Alain Touwaide

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, May 3, 2000

"Reconstructing the 'Hiroshima Maidens': Plastic Surgery in the 1950s"

Dr. David H. Serlin

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, June 21, 2000

"War and the Politics of Disability in 20th Century America"

Dr. K. Walter Hickel

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45

Wednesday, September 20, 2000

"The French Connection: Pathological Anatomy at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, 1820-1845"

Dr. Simon Baatz, Historian, NLM

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, October 11, 2000

"Taking Historical Liberties with John Shaw Billings?: the Significance of the Surgeon General's Library"

Dr. James H. Cassedy

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, November 22, 2000

"Preservation in Libraries and the Future of Medical History"

Dr. Edward T. Morman

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, December 13, 2000

"Smallpox Vaccination in the 19th Century American Army"

Dr. Dale C. Smith

2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


History of Medicine Seminars for 1999

Thursday, January 14, 1999

"When Illness Strikes the Leader: the 20th Century"

Dr. Jerrold M. Post

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

Wednesday, February 17, 1999

"ArtMedicine: Discoveries in Medicine through the Scientific Study of Art"

Dr. Carlos Espinel

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F 1 and 2, Building 45

Wednesday, March 17, 1999

"The Hand, the Body, and the Mind as Represented in Renaissance Art"

Dr. Claire Sherman

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

Wednesday, April 14, 1999

"Pellagra Revisited: The Social History of Death"

Prof. Harry Marks

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F, Building 45

Wednesday, June 9, 1999

"The Rockefeller Foundation and Public Health in Western United States"

Prof. Nicholas A. Casner

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45

Thursday, July 8, 1999

"The First U.S. Sex Education Book for Children, 1875"

Dr. Michael Sappol

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room A, Building 45

Wednesday, September 22, 1999

"Death in the Cannibal Islands, 1875: History of an Emerging Infectious Disease"

Dr. David M. Morens

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F, Building 45

Wednesday, October 13, 1999

"'The Hidden Terrors of the Abdomen': The Viscera in Early Anatomy"

Prof. Luke Demaitre

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room E, Building 45

Wednesday, November 17, 1999

"Problems and Pains of American Medical Certification"

Dr. Allen B. Weisse

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F, Building 45

Wednesday, December 8, 1999

"Earning a Nobel Prize: Pavlov and Russian Physiology before 1904"

Prof. Daniel P. Todes

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

NLM Special Lectures for 1999

Thursday, February 11, 1999 – African American History Month

"The African-American Medical Experience: Perspectives and Prospects"

Congressman Albert Wynn (4th Maryland Congressional District) and Prof. David McBride, Pennsylvania State University

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

Wednesday, March 24, 1999 – Women's History Month

"The Life of Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones"

Dr. Regina Morantz-Sanchez, University of Michigan

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


History of Medicine Seminars for 1998

Wednesday, January 14, 1998

"Reorganization of Air Force Medical Services after WWII"

Dr. Joseph Marchese

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45

Tuesday, February 3, 1998

"Problems of Illicit Drugs in 20th Century America"

Dr. Jill Jonnes

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room G, Building 45

Wednesday, March 4, 1998

"The Artist looks at Disease and Death"

William H. Helfand

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F, Building 45

Tuesday, May 19, 1998

"Betrayal of Care: The Moral Origins of Nazi Medical Abuses"

Dr. Warren T. Reich

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

Wednesday, April 8, 1998

"St. John's Wort, Then and Now: Herbals and their Users Across Five Centuries"

Dr. Karen Reeds

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

Wednesday, June 24, 1998

"Cod Liver Oil Therapy in Early Twentieth Century Ophthalmology"

Dr. Richard D. Semba

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room A, Building 45

Wednesday, July 8, 1998

"Politics and the 20th Century Regulation of Homeopathy: Dr. Royal S.Copeland"

Dr. Suzanne White-Junod

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45

Wednesday, September 23, 1998

"History of Psychosomatic Medicine in the U.S."

Prof. Theodore M. Brown

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45

Tuesday, October 20, 1998

"Dental Research from Fluoridation to AIDS"

Dr. Ruth Harris

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

Tuesday, November 3, 1998

"The Dissemination of Laboratory Medicine in 19th Century America--William H. Welch"

Prof. Robert G. Frank

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

Wednesday, December 16, 1998

"De-Institutionalizing Mental Patients in the 1950s: One City's Experience"

Prof. John C. Burnham

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

NLM Special Lectures for 1998

Wednesday, February 5, 1998 – African American History Month

"The Forgotten Radicals: Health Activists and the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s"

Gerard Fergerson

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

Monday, March 23, 1998 – Women's History Month

"The Breast: A Cultural History"

Marilyn Yalom

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


History of Medicine Seminars for 1997

January 15, 1997

"Buffon and 18th Century Theories of Race"

Dr. Miriam Meijer

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building, Building 45

March 26, 1997

"Trends and Prospects for the Field of Medical History in the United States"

Dr. Gert Brieger

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building, Building 45

April 30, 1997

"The Art of Anesthesiology: An Illustrated History of Pain Control"

Dr. Fred Spielman

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

Wednesday, June 18, 1997

"The National Museum of Dentistry: Programs and Exhibits"

Dr. Ben Z. Swanson,

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

Thursday, August 7, 1997

"A Pilot Project to Digitize the Surgeon General's Index Catalogue"

Dr. Russell C. Maulitz

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room A, Building 45

Tuesday, September 30, 1997

"Information Technology in the Early 20th Century American Hospital"

Dr. Joel Howell

2:00 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 45

Tuesday, November 25, 1997

"A Look at the Visual Human Project: The Trace of Anatomy--from the Body in the Book to the Body on the Screen"

Dr. Catherine Waldby

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room F, Building 45

Friday, December 5, 1997

"Public Health in 19th Century Lyon, France"

Dr. Lisa Yarkony

2:00 p.m. in the Natcher Building Conference Room D, Building 45


NLM Special Lectures for 1997

Wednesday, February 19, 1997 – African American History Month

"'One Blood': Charles R. Drew, M.D. and a Mythic Prescription for our Time"

Spencie Love

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

Thursday, March 20 , 1997 – Women's History Month

"Personal Liberty or the Public Health: The Story of Typhoid Mary"

Judith W. Leavitt

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