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History of Medicine Lectures for 2013


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

African American History Month Lecture

"Oak Leaves on his Shoulders: Discovering African American Civil War Surgeons in the NLM Collections"

Jill L. Newmark, National Library of Medicine

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

Thursday, February 21, 2013 [RESCHEDULED from January 16]

"Calculating with Mortalities in Restoration London: John Graunt and his Natural and Political Observations"

Kristin Heitman, PhD; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

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

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Women's History Month Lecture

"Dr. Sarah Loguen Fraser's Legacy of Social Justice in Medicine"

Sarah Berry, PhD; Hobart and William Smith Colleges

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This lecture will be held in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of NLM's 2012 Memorandum of Understanding with that agency.

"'Scourge on Wane; Fatalities Fewer': Interpreting Newspaper Coverage of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic"

E. Thomas Ewing, PhD; Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"Ink and Silver: Medicine, Photography, and the Printed Book, 1845-1880"

Stephen Greenberg, PhD; National Library of Medicine

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

Friday, June 28, 2013

This lecture, to be held on the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, will recognize June as LGTBQ Awareness Month and draw attention to history of Salutaris, the organization of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) and allied NIH employees whose mission is to foster an atmosphere at NIH that is open and inclusive of all employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

"A history of Salutaris."

Panel TBA from Salutaris: The National Institutes of Health Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Employees' Forum

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The 2013 James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture

"When a Masterpiece Becomes a Chameleon: Re-Making a Popular Medical Book in the 1830s and 40s."

Mary Fissel, PhD; The Johns Hopkins University

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

"The Civil War, The Army Medical Museum, and the Surgeon General's Library: Medical Practice and the Science of American Medicine"

Shauna Devine, PhD; Western University, London, Ontario

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

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

"Vessels, Tubes and Tanks: Historic Biotechnologies at the Smithsonian"

Diane Wendt, Associate Curator, National Museum of American History

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