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Emily Alden to speak on “Physicians of the Deaf”

The public is invited to a University of Iowa History of Medicine talk on “Physicians of the Deaf: Treatment, Prevention and the AMA’s War on Quackery 1910-1940″ at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, in Room 401 of the UI Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

The speaker will be Emily Alden, Student, Interdepartmental Studies Program, UI

Light refreshments will be served. The lecture is part of a series of presentations sponsored by the UI History of Medicine Society.

Shorty after the turn of the 20th century, the American Medical Association began a media campaign to combat nostrums, quackery and patent medicine as part of its efforts to professionalize the practice of medicine, arguing that “unorthodox” medicine was a synonym for ineffective. Alden will focus of the interplay between this campaign and physicians of the deaf during the period between 1910 and 1940

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all UI-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Ed Holtum at 319-335-9154 or

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