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NLM Asian-American History Month Program

Wednesday, May 16, 2007,
2:00-3:15 pm
Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg 38A, NLM
Bethesda, MD

The Case of SARS and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Marta E. Hanson, PhD.

Despite near daily coverage in the American press of the SARS epidemic from mid-March to the end of June 2003, one essential angle was never explored. The Western press focused on the viral cause of the epidemic and search for a vaccine, but it ignored the central role Chinese medical therapies played in the treatment of SARS patients. Problems with establishing protocols for randomized clinical trials for integrated SARS treatment can in large part be attributed to this conceptual divergence.

Dr. Marta Hanson is Graduate Student Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine History of Medicine Department.

All are invited.

Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Thursday, June 7, 2007, 2-3:30pm in the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) Balcony B. In a special GLBT Awareness Month program, Sarah Schulman and Jim Hubbard will speak on their work with the Act-Up Oral History Project.

Sponsored by the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine. Sign language interpretation will be provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Stephen Greenberg (301-435-4995), greenbes@mail.nih.gov or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NIH Visitors and Security website at: http://www.nih.gov/about/visitorsecurity.htm

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