Featured Event

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.            

First Sherwin Nuland Annual Lecture

Humanities are the Hormones: from Osler to Nuland

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.

Unite for Sight

Global Health and Innovation Conference

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.


Macbeth 1969


When two soldiers return home from a distant war, three nurses tend to their injuries, both physical and psychological.
A Doctor in Spite of Himself

A Doctor in Spite of Himself

Adapted by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp, Directed by Christopher Bayes, A Co-Production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Narkotyki to Gowno

AIDS Awareness and Anti-Drug Posters from the 1980’s and 1990’s

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.

Molly Sweeney

Molly Sweeney

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

Dragons Live Here, or DSM 5: A Report From the Front

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 and the Arts

Global Health & The Arts

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.empty

House of God

Medical Grand Rounds/Writers Workshop Lecture

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.

Medical Miracles

Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World

Modern culture tends to separate medicine and miracles, but their histories are closely intertwined.


"ACT UP NEW YORK: Activism, Art, and the AIDS Crisis, 1987 - 1993"

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.

Milton Winternitz

Milton Winternitz - Legendary! Dean of Yale Medical School

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.

Growing Old

Growing Old and Doing it Well

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.

Featured Event: Lwrence Altman

Reflections on Recent Epidemics

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.

Anne Marie Logan

How Rubens Taught Himself Anatomy--A Look at his Anatomical Drawings

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.

Dangerous Pregnancies Leslie Reagan

Dangerous Pregnancies: German Measles, Disabilities, and Abortion

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.

Featured Event: Anthropology Conference  2009

Medical Anthropology at the Intersections: Celebrating 50 Years of Interdisciplinarity

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.

Featured Event: Medicalization

Medicalization: A Medical Humanities Symposium

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.

Featured Event--Porter

Training Doctors to be Human: The Curriculum Crisis since World War II

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.

Featured Event--Fertility-SMALL

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.

Featured Event--Life in the Balance

Life in the Balance

Panel Discussion of Life in the Balance: A Physician’s Memoir of Life, Love, and Loss with Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia (2008), by Thomas Graboys, M.D.