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History of Medicine Seminars for 2008

Monday, January 7, 2008

Joint meeting with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine

"The Birth of a New Profession: Nurse Midwifery in America"

Laura Ettinger, Clarkson University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Thursday, January 31, 2008

"Forged in Fire: Reconstructing Thomas Jefferson's Library."

Mark Dimunation, Library of Congress

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

"Contributions to Bowen Family Systems Theory from the National Institute of Mental Health Research Project 1954-1959."

Catherine Rakow, LCSW

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Joint program with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine and the Office of NIH History

"Bridging The East-West Divide: Genesis Of A Chinese Hospital In San Francisco."

Guenter Risse, University of California, San Francisco/ University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

"Doctors' Ladies" or Another Look at Chinese Diagnostic Manikins.

Christine Ruggere, Johns Hopkins University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Joint program with the Office of NIH History

"Finding humanity in rat city: John B. Calhoun's experiments in crowding at the NIMH."

Edmund Ramsden, London School of Economics

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Thursday, July 24, 2008

"Prescribing Bodies: Medical Critiques of Fat and Thin, 1890-1930."

Chin Jou, Princeton University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

"Despair as Sickness and Sin at the Time of the Black Plague."

Nicole Archambeau, University of California, Santa Barbara

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

"Universal Health Insurance Provided by Government: Explaining Historically Why America Has Resisted This Concept."

Stanley Joel Reiser, MD, MPA, PhD, George Washington University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Friday, October 24, 2008

"Viper’s Flesh and Unicorn’s Horn: The Quest for a Magical Panacea."

Mark Waddell, Michigan State University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Friday, November 21, 2008

"Through the Looking Glass: Medicine and Media."

Lester Friedman, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"Leonardo and the Unity of Art and Science."

Bulent Atalay, PhD, University of Mary Washington

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A



NLM Special Programs for 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 – African American History Month

"New Histories for New Politics: Making African-American Health History Matter."

Samuel Roberts, Columbia University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Monday, March 31, 2008 – Women's History Month

"Reading the Written Body: Our Bodies, Ourselves."

Susan Wells, Temple University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 – Asian-American History Month

"From White Woman's Burden to Orientalized Motherhood: The Strange Career of Dr. 'Mom' Chung."

Judy Wu, Ohio State University

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Awareness Month

"Safe Space?: Risk, LGBT Anti-Violence Activism, and the Unequal City."

Christina B. Hanhardt, Assistant Professor, American Studies Core Faculty, LGBT Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 – First Annual James Cassedy Memorial Lecture

Medicine by the Numbers: Revisiting James Cassedy's America."

Robert Martensen, NIH History Office

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

Monday, October 6, 2008 – Hispanic History Month Lecture

"Locating Latinos: Medicine and the Borderlands of Citizenship."

Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College

2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A