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Medicalization: A Medical Humanities Symposium

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Life in the Balance

The Humanities Center at Harvard and the A. Bernard Ackerman Endowment for the Culture of Medicine present Medicalization: A Symposium. The event will take place on Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at:


Humanities Center at Harvard
12 Quincy Street

Emerson Hall 210
Cambridge, MA  02138

This event is open to the public, but the seating is limited. Participants include:


Homi Bhabha
Anne F. Rothenberg Professor of the Humanities
Director of the Humanities Center, Harvard University

Allan Brandt
Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine in the 
Faculty of
Medicine, Professor of the History of Science in the Faculty of Arts 
and Sciences,
Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University


Janet Browne
Aramont Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University


Martha Field
Langdell Professor of Law, Harvard Law School


Jennifer Fishman

Assistant Professor, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, 
McGill University 

Jeremy Greene

Instructor in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and 
Pharmacoeconomics in
the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University 

Steven Hyman

Provost, Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard University


Arthur Kleinman

Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Anthropology in the Faculty of 
Arts and Sciences,
Professor of Medical Anthropology and Psychiatry in the Faculty of 
Medicine, Harvard University 

Nancy Krieger

Professor of Society, Human Development, and Health
Harvard School of Public Health


Christopher Lane

Herman and Beulah Pearce Miller Research Professor of Literature
Northwestern University 

Charles Rosenberg
Ernest E. Monrad Professor of the Social Sciences
Harvard University 
For more information please visit the website of the Humanities Center at Harvard