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  • 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
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    Thursday, February 21, 2013

    “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
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    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

    “‘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
    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.
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    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
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    Friday, June 28, 2013 – LGBTQ Awareness Month Lecture

    “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
    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.
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    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
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    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
    Read an Interview with Shauna Devine on Circulating Now


    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
    Read an Interview with Diane Wendt on Circulating Now

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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wednesday, May 30, 2012 – Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    “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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  • Thursday, January 27, 2011

    “Japan’s Vaccinators: Medicine as an Agent of Change in Nineteenth Century Japan”
    Ann Jannetta, University of Pittsburgh
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Monday, February 7, 2011

    “The National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science Web site, featuring the newly-released collection on Charles R. Drew.”
    Christie Moffatt, Manager, Digital Manuscripts Program, National Library of Medicine and Susan Speaker, Historian, Digital Manuscripts Program, National Library of Medicine
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38, Mezzanine


    Thursday, February 10, 2011

    “Within These Walls: Contraband Hospital and the African Americans Who Served There”
    Jill L. Newmark, Exhibition Specialist/Registrar, National Library of Medicine
    10:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38, Mezzanine


    Tuesday, February 15, 2011 – African American History Month

    “Intensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers in the American Civil War”
    Margaret Humphreys, Duke University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 – Women’s History Month

    “Reproductive Technologies and the Posthuman Future: Are We There Yet?”
    Val Hartouni, University of California – San Diego
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    “Anatomy and Espionage: The Courtly Adventures of a Physician in Late Sixteenth Century France”
    Andrea Carlino, University of Geneva
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, May 10, 2011 – Asian American History Month

    “Picturing Yoga: Yogic Bodies and the Art of Transformation, 1700 to the Present”
    Sita Reddy, Smithsonian Institution
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, May 17, 2011

    “Nursing and Medicine at the Crossroads: A Civil War Nurse’s Candid Testimony”
    Jane E. Schultz, Indiana University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, June 2, 2011 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness Month

    “1987: AIDS in America”
    Cindy Patton, Simon Fraser University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 – Fourth Annual James H. Cassedy Memorial Lecture

    “The Image of Modern Medicine: Aesthetic Belonging and the American Doctor, 1880–1950.”
    John Harley Warner, Yale University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, August 9, 2011

    “Summer of Seminars”: Biorhythms and the Limits of the Personal Computer Revolution
    Christopher McDonald, Princeton University, Graduate Student
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, August 11, 2011

    “Summer of Seminars”: The Drinking Age Debate
    Joy Getnick, SUNY – Albany, Graduate Student
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, August 25, 2011

    “Summer of Seminars”: From Health Travel to Medical Tourism
    Gareth Edel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Graduate Student
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Monday, September 26, 2011

    “The Forgotten Indispensable Man: Joe Kinyoun and the Birth of NIH”
    David M. Morens, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    “NLM at 175: A Librarian’s View”
    Stephen J. Greenberg, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, NIH
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, November 1, 2011 – Hispanic History Month

    “The Young Lords and the Struggle for Racial Justice and Public Health in New York.”
    Johanna Fernandez, PhD, Baruch College, CUNY
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    “Today began in 1872: Traces of the library John Shaw Billings inherited and how he expanded it.”
    James Labosier, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, NIH
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Thursday, December 1, 2011

    “The Future of Digital History”
    Dan Cohen, George Mason University
    2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Monday, December 5, 2011

    “The Future of NLM’s History of Medicine Division”
    Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD., Chief, History of Medicine Division, NLM
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A

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  • Wednesday, January 27, 2010

    “Health and Medicine on Display: International Expositions in the United States, 1876–1904.”
    Julie K. Brown, Independent Scholar
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, February 25, 2010 – African American History Month

    “Called to Practice: African American ’Grannies’, Midwives and Health Reform.”
    Sheena Morrison, National Institutes of Health
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, April 14, 2010

    “Making Use of Melancholy: Madness, Medicine, and the Law in Early Modern Florence.”
    Elizabeth Mellyn, University of New Hampshire
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Awareness Month

    “Gay adoption and Organ Theft: The limits of human rights and reproductive rights.”
    Laura Briggs, University of Arizona
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 – Third Annual James Cassedy Memorial Lecture

    “Neurosurgery Before Neurosurgery: The Formative Years 1517–1867”
    Eugene Flamm, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Eugene Flamm, MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
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    Thursday, August 12, 2010

    “The Emblematic Brain in 16th Century Strassburg.”
    Jameson Bell, The Pennsylvania State University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Tuesday, August 17, 2010

    “Policing the Mind: Medical Science and the Era of the Curable Criminal, 1890–1920.”
    Margaret Charleroy, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, August 26, 2010

    “The Washing Away of Wrongs and the Birth of Legal Medicine in China, 1900–1937.”
    Daniel Asen, Columbia University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, September, 29, 2010 – Hispanic History Month

    “Culture and Disease: Tango and Corsets in the History of Tuberculosis in Buenos Aires, 1920–1940”
    Diego Armus, Swarthmore College
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Wednesday, October 20, 2010

    “ Nostalgia’s Modernity: Modernity’s Nostalgics.”
    G. S. Rousseau, Oxford University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
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    Thursday, November 4, 2010

    “The Anatomical Unconscious: X-Ray Specs, Visible Women, and the Eros of the Unseen.”
    Mark Dery, Independent Scholar
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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    Thursday, November, 18, 2010 – 50 Years of Medical Subject Headings

    “50 Years of Medical Subject Headings: Past, Present, and Future Impact on Biomedical Information”
    Robert M. Braude, PhD, FMLA, FACMI
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A
    Presented by the Subject Headings Section and History of Medicine Division, NLM
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    Tuesday, December 7, 2010

    “Projecting Prevention: TB, Edgar Ulmer, and Racializing the Sponsored Health Film.”
    Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Visitor Center, Building 38A
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  • 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    September 16 – October 28, 2009 – Film Series

    “Darwin Year NLM Film Series”
    12:00 and 6:00 p.m. in the 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
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    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
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    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
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    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

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  • Monday, January 7, 2008

    “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
    Joint meeting with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine


    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Wednesday, April 16, 2008

    “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
    Joint program with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine and the Office of NIH History
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    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
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    Wednesday, May 7, 2008

    “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
    Joint program with the Office of NIH History
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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  • Monday, January 29, 2007

    “The *OTHER* Hopkins Collections: Rare Books at the Sheridan Libraries of the Johns Hopkins University.”
    John A. Buchtel, Johns Hopkins University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday, February 7, 2007 – Special Event

    “Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA.”
    Brenda Maddox
    2:00 - 3:15 pm, Natcher Auditorium Balcony B, Building 45

    During 1952, British chemist and crystallographer Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958), working at King's College, took extraordinary X-ray diffraction photos of DNA, attempting to map its molecular structure by mathematically analyzing the diffraction patterns made by the X-rays. One of those photos and one of her unpublished research reports gave James Watson and Francis Crick the essential clues they needed to complete a correct theoretical model of DNA in 1953, a discovery which earned them a Nobel Prize in 1962. Franklin's key contributions to this seminal discovery were not acknowledged at the time, or for many years afterward; Watson and Crick had accessed her data without her knowledge, and she left the King's College lab and DNA work just as they were publishing their model. Just five years later she died of ovarian cancer. Her role in the discovery was largely unknown until Watson caricatured her as "Rosy" in his 1968 memoir The Double Helix. This lecture will address this episode of Franklin's scientific career, exploring how she came to work on DNA, why she left that work after just two years to study virus structures, and why one estranged colleague called her the "dark lady."
    The Rosalind Franklin Papers are available on NLM's Profiles in Science at //profiles.nlm.nih.gov. The online exhibit will feature correspondence, draft and published articles, laboratory notebooks, and photographs from the Rosalind Franklin collection at the Churchill Archives Centre at Cambridge University.
    Brenda Maddox is the prize-winning author of the biography Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA, and has also published biographies of Nora Joyce, D. H. Lawrence, Elizabeth Taylor, W. B. Yeats, and Dr. Ernest Jones.


    Wednesday, February 21, 2007

    “A Physiology of the Imagination: Romanticism, Pathology, Transcendence.”
    Richard Sha, American University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Monday, February 26, 2007 – African American History Month

    “No Boundaries: A Cancer Surgeon’s Odyssey and the Contributions of African American Surgeons to Medicine.”
    LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr., MD
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, March 13, 2007 – Women’s History Month

    “Leona Baumgartner and the New York Department of Public Health: Déjà Vu All Over Again.”
    Julia Frank, MD, George Washington University,
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wendsday, March 26, 2007 – Special Event

    “Bringin’ in Da Spirit”
    Rhonda L. Haynes, Director and Producer
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium

    Through the use of first-person narrative and rare archival images, this documentary provides a moving glimpse of the women who have skillfully brought scores of children across the threshold of existence. Narrated by Phylicia Rashad, this evocative and passionate film celebrates women who have committed themselves to holistic answers amidst powerful misconceptions about the practice of midwifery and opposition from medical practitioners.
    Welcome: Dr. Elizabeth Fee, Chief, History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine
    Moderator: Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox, Deputy Director, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH
    Introduction to the film, "Bringin' in Da Spirit": Rhonda L. Haynes, Director and Producer
    Historical Commentary: Dr. Mary E. Fissell, Professor of History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University


    Tuesday, April 17, 2007

    “Pursuing the Hormonal Fountain of Youth: 1889 to the Present.”
    Adriane Fugh-Berman, Georgetown University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, May 16, 2007 – Asian-American History Month

    “The Case of SARS and Chinese Medicine.”
    Marta Hanson, Johns Hopkins University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, June 7 2007 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Awareness Month

    “United in Anger: A History of Act-Up.”
    Sarah Schulman and James Hubbard, Act-Up Oral History Project
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the Natcher Center Balcony B, Building 45


    Wednesday, July 25, 2007

    “Birthing a Slave: Motherhood and Medicine in the Antebellum South.”
    Marie Jenkins Schwartz, University of Rhode Island
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, August 1, 2007

    “The Telescopic Body: Visualizations Of Normal Anatomy And Social Pathology In Weimar Germany.”
    Kristen Ehrenberger, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, August 21, 2007

    “Controlling TB to Boost Production: the Shanghai Anti-Tuberculosis Association and China’s First Five Year Plan.”
    Rachel Core, Johns Hopkins University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday, August 29, 2007

    “Proprietary Medicines & the Development of Intellectual Property Rights in 19th Century America.”
    Courtney Fullilove, Columbia University
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, September 18, 2007 – Hispanic History Month

    “A Fever For Empire: U.S. Disease Eradication in Cuba as Colonial Public Health.”
    Mariola Espinosa, PhD, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, October 18, 2007

    “The Resurrection Trade: A Poetry Reading.”
    Leslie Adrienne Miller, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    “Anatomy Remediated: Aligning Recent and Older Technomedical Gazes.”
    Isabelle Dussauge, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    “Animals, Anatomy, and Natural History in Louis XIV’s Paris.”
    Anita Guerrini, PhD, University of California - Santa Barbara
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, November 6, 2007

    “When Sleeping Beauty Walked Out of the Anatomy Museum: Anatomical Shows that Inspired Art, Made Fairground Fame, and Altered the Face of a Saint.”
    Kathryn Hoffmann, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    4:00 - 5:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A
    This program was done in collaboration with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine


    Monday, December 3, 2007

    “Made Over in America.” - Film Premiere
    Bernadette Wegenstein
    4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    “Who’s Minding the Data? A History and Sociology of Data Monitoring Committees in Clinical Cancer Trials.”
    Peter Keating, Université du Québec à Montréal
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A
    Presented with comment by Michael Proschan, National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2006

    “Chinese Medical Uses of Tobacco, 1600–1800.”
    Carol Benedict
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday February 1, 2006

    “Commodifying Lydia Pinkham: The Woman, The Medicine, The Company.”
    Susan Strasser
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Thursday, February 23, 2006 – African American History Month

    “Race and Health: New Directions for the History of Medicine.”
    Kirby Randolph
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Friday, March 10, 2006

    “The Origins of the World Health Organization.”
    Marcos Cueto
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, March 28, 2006 – Womens’ History Month

    “When Abortion was a Crime.”
    Leslie Reagan
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, April 18, 2006 – Special Program

    “Joshua Lederberg – A Life in Science
    Dr. Alexa T. McCray
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Building 38A

    An event to celebrate the opening of the Joshua Lederberg Papers and the completion of the Joshua Lederberg Profiles in Science Web site (//profiles.nlm.nih.gov/BB/).

    As an elementary student, Joshua Lederberg already had scientific aspirations. While other children may have looked to sports or entertainment figures as their idols, Lederberg’s idol was Albert Einstein. His most treasured gift at his coming of age ceremony (Bar Mitzvah) was a chemistry textbook, and as a young teenager, he read, for him a pivotal book, Paul de Kruif’s Microbe Hunters. Joshua Lederberg not only conducted Nobel Prize winning research (for his work on bacterial genetics), but he also took seriously his responsibility as an educated citizen. For many years he wrote a column in the Washington Post that took on the scientific issues of the day and made them accessible to the public, and today he continues to be an ardent proponent of open access to scientific information. His insatiable appetite for scientific knowledge has taken him on by-roads to artificial intelligence, exobiology, and, more recently, biotechnology. The National Library of Medicine’s Profiles in Science web site makes the papers of this prolific and public-minded scientist available for all to use. This talk will explore some of those materials, illustrating Joshua Lederberg’s legacy to science and humanity.

    Dr. McCray is Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School, former Director of the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications, and former Project Director of Profiles in Science.


    Wednesday, April 19, 2006

    “The Theater of Addiction: Delirium Tremens in Antebellum Philadelphia.”
    Matthew Warner Osborn
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Friday, April 21, 2006

    “The Politics of Abortion.”
    Daniel Williams
    4:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A
    Joint Program with the Washington Society for the History of Medicine


    May 2 – June 20, 2006 - Special Lecture Series

    "Genomics In Perspective"
    4:00 p.m. in the Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Friday, May 12, 2006

    “The Textbooks and Manuals of the History of Medicine, 1696–2000.”
    Marcel Bickel
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Thursday, May 18, 2006 – Asian-American History Month

    “US Naval Medicine Encounters Samoa”
    Damon Salesa
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday, June 14, 2006

    “We need for digitalis preparations what the state has established for serumtherapy …’ From collecting plants to international standardization: the strophantin case, 1900–1935.”
    Christian Bonah
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Thursday, June 22, 2006 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Awareness Month

    “Why Changing Sex Is Easier than Changing Medicine: An Insider’s History of Intersex Medical Reform”
    Alice Dreger
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday, July 26, 2006

    “And then came the Nuremberg Trials...’ A.C. Ivy and the Myth of the Nazi Ban on Vivisection.”
    Ryan Noah Shapiro
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, August 15, 2006

    “Public Health and Chinese Society from the 1930s to SARS.”
    Liping Bu, PhD
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Wednesday, September 20, 2006

    “The Art of Medicine: An Historical Perspective.”
    Angela Belli
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, October 17, 2006

    “How Laënnec Changed Medical Practice.”
    Herbert Reynolds, MD, NHLBI
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, November 8, 2006

    “Chief White Fox and Professor von Düben: Anatomy and Racial Science in late 19th and early 20th century Sweden.”
    Eva Åhrén, Nobel Museum, Stockholm
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Visitor Center, Building 38A


    Tuesday, December 12, 2006

    “Cure & Contempt: The Exhaustion of Benevolence.”
    Laurie Block, Independent Filmmaker
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

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  • Wednesday, January 19, 2005

    “The World Health Organization and the Transition from ’International’ to ’Global Health’.”
    Dr. Elizabeth Fee
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, February 16, 2005

    “Telling Like it is: Surgeon-General C. Everett Koop and the PHS’S AIDS Mailing of 1988.”
    Dr. Alexandra Lord
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, February 23 2005 – NLM African American History Month Program

    “How Cancer Crossed the Color Line: Race and Disease in 20th Century America.”
    Keith Wailoo, PhD, Rutgers University
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, March 16, 2005

    “Challenge: Science against Cancer" (1950); Cancer Research and the Public Education Movie in the 1950s.”
    Dr. David Cantor
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Monday, March 28, 2005 – Women’s History Month Program at the National Library of Medicine

    “The Human Genome and the Women’s Health Initiative.”
    Bernadine Healy, MD
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, April 20, 2005

    “Searching in European Collections of Premodern Medicine: New Light from Leprosy.”
    Dr. Luke Demaitre
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, May 11, 2005

    “From Grievous Damage to Serene Convalescence: Hospital Magazine and Experiences of Recovery among British Servicemen during the Great War.”
    Dr. Jeffrey S. Reznick
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, June 9, 2005 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Awareness Month

    “April and Renée: the Supermodel, the Tennis Player, and the Discourses of Trans/Sexual Difference.”
    Dr. Dan O’Connor, University of Wisconsin - Madison
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, June 15, 2005

    “Albert Szent-Gyorgyi and Cancer Alternatives.”
    Ralph Moss, PhD
    2:00 - 3:30 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, September 29, 2005

    “The human body in Japanese illustrated books of the Edo period (1615–1868).”
    Ellis Tineos
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, October 26, 2005

    “Malice or Melancholy? Forensic Psychiatry in Eighteenth Century Germany.”
    Kathy Stuart
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, November 2, 2005 – Hispanic History Month

    “Interamerican Solidarity: A History of the Pan American Health Organization.”
    Marcos Cueto
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, December 1, 2005

    “Money and Speed and Time: c19 Book Illustration Processes: A Really Illustrated Lecture.”
    Terry Belanger
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

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  • Wednesday, January 14, 2004

    “The Changing Cigarette and Tobacco Product Regulation.”
    Dr. Mark Parascandola
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday February 11, 2004 – African American History Month

    “Racially Integrating America’s Hospitals: NIH and the Medicare Hospital Certification Program, 1965–1967”
    Dr. Preston Reynolds
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, February 18, 2004

    “The Obstetrical Career of a Boston Physician; Walter Channing, 1786–1876.”
    Dr. Amalie Kass
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, March 23, 2004 – Womens’ History Month

    “Sexual Morality, Cultural Authority, and the Woman Physician: From Elizabeth Blackwell to Mary Calderone.”
    Prof. Ellen More, Pennsylvania State University
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, March 25, 2004

    “We Can Rebuild You; Artificial Organ Technologies in Modern Medicine.”
    Dr. Shelly McKellar
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Thursday, April 15, 2004

    “The Global Elimination of Malaria: Why Does It Remain an Elusive Goal.”
    Dr. Randall Packard
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, May 12, 2004

    “A Private Little Revolution: A History of the Pregnancy Test Kit.”
    Dr. Sarah Leavitt
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, June 16, 2004

    “William Osler as Historian.”
    Dr. Elizabeth Fee
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, June 30, 2004 – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Awareness Month

    “From Inversion to Perversion: Medical Definitions of the Lesbian, 1880–1930.”
    Prof. Martha Vicinus, University of Michigan
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, July 14, 2004

    “Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee and the Organization of Women Nurses in the Spanish-American War.”
    Dr. Laura Prieto
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, October 6, 2004

    “The Body Electric: From Electric Fish to the Brain Pacemaker.”
    Dr. David J. Rhees
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, October 20, 2004

    “Prestige and Credential in Early Modern medicine: Sydenham and Pare.”
    Dr. Stephen Greenberg
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38A


    Wednesday, November 10, 2004 – Hispanic History Month

    “In the Shadow of Power: Industrial Development, Public Health, and Community Resistance in Puerto Rico”
    Dr. Carmen M. Concepción, University of Puerto Rico
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

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  • Wednesday, January 15, 2003

    “Emotions and Disease: From Balance of Humors to Balance of Molecules.”
    Dr. Esther M. Sternberg
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38A


    Wednesday, February 12, 2003

    “George Gould and: American Medical Publishing Around 1900.”
    Dr. Jennifer J. Connor
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38A


    Wednesday, March 12, 2003

    “NIH History of Images.”
    Dr. Victoria Harden
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, May 7, 2003

    “The 1832 Cholera Epidemic in Paris.”
    Dr. David M. Morens
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the Natcher Center Conference Room D, Building 45


    Thursday, September 4, 2003

    “Eastern and Western Medicine Meet in 17th Century Japan.”
    Dr. Shizu Sakai
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, October 22, 2003

    “Animal Protection Societies and the Passage of the 1966 Laboratory Animal Welfare Act.”
    Dr. Bernard Unti
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, November 5, 2003

    “19th Century Romantic Science and British Sexual Liberation.”
    Dr. Richard Sha
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, December 10, 2003

    “Not a Dime Museum, Not an Anatomical Museum, but a National Medical Museum: The Army Medical Museum as a Federal Institution, 1860s-1920s.”
    Dr. James Connor
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38

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  • Wednesday, January 9, 2002

    “Epidemiologists, Equines, and Entero-colitis: Public Health and the Infant Mortality Problem in Belle Epoque Uruguay”
    Prof. Anne-Emanuelle Birn
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, February 13, 2002

    “The Kremlin and the Cure: Cancer, Culture, and the Cold War”
    Dr. Nikolai Krementsov
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, March 13, 2002

    “Breaking Down Cancer: Baby Boomers and Gene Medicine”
    Dr. G. Terry Sharrer
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, April 17, 2002

    “The Fruits of Anatomy: Charles Knowlton and Free-Thinking Medical Practice in Jacksonian America”
    Dr. Michael Sappol
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, May 8, 2002

    “Helmholtz’s Visions: Physiologists and German Culture, 1800–1860”
    Prof. Kathryn Olesko
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, July 10, 2002

    “Creating a Monster: Newspapers, Magazines, and the Framing of America’s Drug Problem, 1920–1940”
    Dr. Susan Speaker
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, September 3, 2002

    “John Shaw Billings: Was he Also a Historian?”
    Dr. James H. Cassedy
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Tuesday, October 8, 2002

    “Early 19th Century Syphilis Treatment: One Man’s Experience”
    Dr. Linda A. Fisher
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Monday, November 4, 2002

    “Covering the World with Lead: The History of a Public Health Tragedy”
    Prof. David Rosner and Prof. Gerald E. Markowitz
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    Wednesday, November 13, 2002

    “The Medical Historian and the Journalist: Fielding H. Garrison and H. L. Mencken”
    Dr. Eric C. Colman
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Conference Room B, Building 38


    Wednesday, December 11, 2002

    “Quarantining Prostitutes: VD Rapid Treatment Centers in World War II America”
    Dr. John Parascandola
    2:00 - 3:15 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A

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  • 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 – 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


    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

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  • 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


    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, Baghdad, 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, Decemeber13, 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

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  • 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


    Thursday, February 11 – 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, February 17, 1999

    “ArtMedicine: Discoveries in Medicine through the Scientific Study of Art”
    Dr, Carlos Espinel
    2:00 p.m. in the NLM Lister Hill Auditorium, Building 38A


    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, March 24, 1999 – Women’s History Month

    “The Life of Dr. Mary Dixon-Jones”
    Dr. Regina Morantz-Sanchez, University of Michigan
    2:00 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 the 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

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  • 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 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


    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


    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


    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


    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, June 24, 1998

    “Cod Liver Oil Therapy in the Early Twentieth Century Opthalmolog”
    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

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  • Wednesday, January 15, 1997

    “Buffon and 18th Century Theories of Race”
    Dr. Miriam Meijer
    2:00 pm in the Natcher Building, Building 45


    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


    Wednesday, 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


    Wednesday, 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 o.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

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