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History of Medicine Seminars for 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

"The Humor of It: Bodies, Fluids, and the History of Medicine in Shakespeare."

Gail Kern Paster, Folger Shakespeare Library

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

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Disability History and History of Medicine: Rival Siblings or Conjoined Twins?"

Catherine Kudlick, University of California - Davis

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

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Rickets: Hubris and Neglect in American Public Health."

Christian Warren, The New York Academy of Medicine & Brooklyn College

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

Thursday, August 6, 2009

"The Anatomist and the Book in the Early Sixteenth Century."

R. Allen Shotwell, Indiana University - Bloomington

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

Thursday, August 13, 2009

"Poster Children and the Construction of American International Identity."

Julia F. Irwin, Yale University

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

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"Conventions of Display: Cultures of Exhibition in Twentieth-Century Medicine."

Miriam Posner, Yale University

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

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

"Underneath the Whirls: Rethinking Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sex, Nervous Breakdown, and S. Weir Mitchell."

Helen Horowitz, Smith College

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

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"The History of Telemedicine."

Professor Rashid Bashshur, University of Michigan and Professor Gary Shannon, University of Kentucky

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

Thursday, November 19, 2009

"The Age of Anxiety: A History of America’s Turbulent Affair with Tranquilizers."

Andrea Tone, Professor, McGill University

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

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

"Naming the Problem: 'Intersexuality' vs. 'Disorders of Sexual Development'."

Ellen K. Feder, Professor, The American University, Washington DC

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


 

NLM Special Programs for 2009

Tuesday, February 11, 2009 – Black History Month

"Opening Doors: Celebrating the Journey and Achievements of African American Academic Surgeon"

Margaret A. Hutto, The Historical Society of Washington, D.C. and Jill L. Newmark, National Library of Medicine

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 – Women's History Month

"Student Bodies"

Heather Prescott, Central Connecticut State University

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

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 – Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgender (GBLT) Awareness Month

"Derek Jarman's Six-Pronged Attack on AIDS"

William Pencak, Professor of History and Jewish Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

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

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 – Second Annual James Cassedy Memorial Lecture

"The Information RX"

Nancy Tomes, Professor, Stony Brook University

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

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 – Hispanic History Month

"Gender, the Maize God, and the Politics of Fertility: Mayan Ritual Bloodletting in Ancient Mesoamerica"

Gerardo Aldana, Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara

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