Notes from the John Martin Rare Book Room, April 2013

History of Medicine Society Presentations and Events 2013/2014

Thursday, September 26, 2013,  5:30-6:30.    Dayle DeLancey, Asst. Professor, Dept of Medical History & Bioethics, Univ. of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.  “African American Print Culture and the History of Medicine”.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30-6:30.   Russell Currier, Past President, American Veterinary Medical History Society, “2,000 Year History of Scabies: From Humoral Beliefs to Contagion to Modern Understanding”.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:30-6:30.    K. Lindsay Eaves, MA, PhD candidate. Research Asst., UI Biological Anthropology Lab and  Report Manager for Wapsi Valley Archaeology, Inc., Anamosa, IA,  “An Uncorseted Life: The Medical Basis of Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Dr. Mary Edwards Walker’s Suffrage and Dress Reform Activism”.

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30.    Asitha Jayawardena, Medical student, Univ. of Iowa.  Winner of Sparks Essay Contest. “Expedited ‘Diffusion of Innovation’: A reflection on the Ponseti Method in the current era of medicine”.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:30-6:30.    H. Stanley Thompson, Emeritus Prof. Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Univ. of Iowa, “Abraham Flexner’s Contributions to the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine”.

Thursday, March 27, 2014,  4:30-7:00     John Martin Rare Book Room, 4th floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa   “Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room”

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet.   W. Bruce Fye, Professor of Medicine and Medical History, Mayo Clinic, “Franklin Roosevelt’s Secret ‘Serious Heart Ailment’ and the 1944 Presidential Campaign.” Location to be determined.