The Film

"Ancient Art, Modern Science: 200 Years of Medicine at Yale"

A Film by Karyl Evans

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“Ancient Art, Modern Science: 200 Years of Medicine at Yale,” a 28-minute documentary about Yale School of Medicine, had its premiere April 5 in Harkness Auditorium and is featured on the Yale University YouTube channel. The half-hour film, by Emmy Award–winning director and producer Karyl Evans, chronicles the rise of the School of Medicine from its origins as the Medical Institution of Yale College in 1810 to its current incarnation as one of the world's major centers for biomedical research; clinical care; and the education of physicians, scientists, physician associates, and public health professionals. The film showcases highlights of the unique Yale system of medical education as well as recent advances in research and patient care at Yale, and it provides a glimpse of things to come as the school enters its third century. 

"Ancient Art, Modern Science" was produced by the Office of Institutional Planning and Communications in cooperation with the Yale Office of Public Affairs and Communications and the Yale Broadcast and Media Center. Much of the film is based on the book Medicine at Yale: The First 200 Years, published in 2010 and distributed by Yale University Press. Narrated by veteran broadcaster Jane Pauley, the film includes interviews with some two dozen Yale faculty members, students, alumni, and staff. 

Karyl Evans has won five Emmy Awards for her previous films, which include "The History of Connecticut Cities" and the "History of Crime and Punishment in Connecticut." She is the owner of Karyl Evans Productions, LLC, in North Haven, which specializes in the creation of videos for museums, historical sites, and arts and educational institutions. 

A limited number of DVD copies of the film are available.