In commemoration of the 150th Aniversary of the Civil War our collection of rare civil war photographs of patients of Dr. Reed B. Bontcou, in a new exhibit prepared by Heidi Knoblauch, Doctoral Studnt, Section of the History of Medicine. Please join us for a tour Wednesdy, January 23rd at 4:00 p.m or Friday, January 25th at 12 noon. RSVP to Florence Gillch 203-737-1192. Cushing/Whitney Medical Libray, Yale University, Co-sponsored by the Section of The History of Medicine.
Lecture by Albert R. Jonsen, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; currently Co-Director of the Program in Medicine and Human Values, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco.
The Global Health & Innovation Conference is the world's leading global health conference and social entrepreneurship conference, with 2,200 professionals and students from all 50 states and from more than 55 countries. This must-attend, thought-leading conference convenes leaders, changemakers, and participants from all fields of global health, international development, and social entrepreneurship.
When two soldiers return home from a distant war, three nurses tend to their injuries, both physical and psychological.
Adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp, Directed by Christopher Bayes, A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre
AIDS Awareness and Anti-Drug Posters from the 1980's and 1990's U.S. Food Administration Posters from World War I on view in the Cushing Whitney Medical Library.
Blind since infancy, Molly Sweeney only knows of the world through touch, sound, taste and smell. But when she is goaded into an operation to restore her sight by her husband and doctor, she sees for the first time all the glory and harsh realities of the life she is living.
Gary Greenberg, PhD, who has interviewed the major DSM players extensively, and whose latest book will describe the process and politics of the creation of DSM V, will discuss what the DSM revision is supposed to be accomplishing, the problems it is encountering, and the larger troubles afflicting psychiatric nosology and diagnosis.
Global Health & the Arts: Understanding and Tackling Cancer in the 21st Century will explore the history, science, treatments, emerging developments, and human impact of this complicated, many-faced disease. The theatrical component of the day will be a performance of Agnes Under the Big Top, a new play by an up and coming important voice in American theatre, Aditi Brennan Kapil.
When Stephen Bergman’s novel House of God was published in 1978, it caused a major uproar in academic medicine circles. Bergman will talk about House of God, and his other works, and offer suggestions for remaining connected and caring during a life in medicine.
Modern culture tends to separate medicine and miracles, but their histories are closely intertwined.
White Columns presents ACT UP New York: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987–1993; a multi-faceted exhibition incorporating the ACT UP ORAL HISTORY PROJECT; and a new installation by fierce pussy.
In the 1920's medicine was gradually incorporating science into the practice of medicine with enormous benefits for patients. At the time, enthusiasm for psychiatry and social medicine served as a counterweight to a total transformation of medical practice with atrophy of the art of medicine.
On Wednesday, May 5, William F. May, the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics Emeritus at Southern Methodist University, will give the annual Robert J. Levine Lecture, under the auspices of the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics.
The Epidemic Intelligence Service, a little known arm of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is among the topics to be discussed by pioneer physician-journalist and medical columnist of the New York Times Lawrence K. Altman, M.D.
In 1987 eleven previously unknown anatomical drawings by Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) came up for sale at Christie’s in London (July 6, lots 57-67). This lecture will discuss how these and other Rubens drawings allow us to see how he learned and absorbed human anatomy.
This talk will draw from the author’s forthcoming book Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America, which is scheduled for release in mid-February 2010. The book tells the largely forgotten story of the German measles epidemic of the early 1960s and how it created national anxiety about dying, disabled, and "dangerous" babies.
An International Conference which will bring together the world's medical anthropologists to celebrate past achievements and to foster an exchange of ideas that will inspire path-breaking work in our next 50 years. September 24-29, 2009 at Yale University.
The Humanities Center at Harvard and the A. Bernard Ackerman Endowment for the Culture of Medicine present Medicalization: A Symposium. Wednesday, April 22, 2009, 4-8 pm; Emerson Hall 210, Harvard University
Seating is limited; open to the public.
Seating is limited; open to the public.
Training Doctors to be Human: the Curriculum Crisis Since World War II by Dorothy Porter, PhD. This talk is drawn from a larger exploration of "The History of Humanism and Medical Education in the United States." Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:00-4:30PM, in the Fulton Room.
Medical Anthropology at YSM: Global Infertility and the Globalization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies
Global Infertility and the Globalization of Assisted Reproductive Technologies: Middle Eastern Perspectives by Marcia C. Inhorn, PhD, MPH. Monday, March 30, 2009 1:00-2:00PM, Fulton Room.