soldiers in Queensland

World War I – Medical Issues at Home and in the Field | History of Medicine Lecture | Thurs. Oct. 26, 5:30-7pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to hear:

World War I—Medical Issues at Home and in the Field

Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30-7:00 p.m.
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Panel Discussion:

  • Memoirs from the Font
    Dr. Charles Hawtrey, Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, University of Iowa
  • Gas Warfare
    Dr. Dan Bonthius, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa
  • Shell Shock
    Janet Schlapkohl, Managing Director, Combined Efforts: Celebrating Artists, Changing Perceptions
  • Manufacture of Vitamins and Supplements
    Amanda Bloomer, Wellness Staff, New Pioneer Coop
  • Memoirs and Stories From the Audience
    Dr. Charles Hawtrey 
Nurses and Doctor attending to WWI soldier. Image from Wellcome Library.

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University of Iowa History of Medicine Society calendar 2017/2018

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Physicians as Collectors | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Sept. 28, 5:30pm | Hardin Library

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invite you to a lecture by Elizabeth Yale,  PhD, History of Science, Harvard University.

Elizabeth Yale, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UI Center for the Book

Bring out Your Dead (Papers)! Early Modern Medical Practitioners as Archivists and Collectors

Thursday, September 28
5:30-6:30pm
401 Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

 

Early modern physicians built their libraries as dynamic, interactive information resources. They constructed their collections over many years, buying and inheriting books old and new. Alongside their books, they generated and passed on valuable caches of written records, including correspondence and medical casebooks.

This talk considers physicians as collectors of books and papers: what can their use of these materials tell us not only about their medical practices, but also their varied pursuits as naturalists, editors and authors, scientific reformers, and museum founders.

Please consider donating online to the University of Iowa History of Medicine Society to sponsor events.

Donate online to Hardin Library for the Health Sciences.

University of Iowa History of Medicine Society calendar 2017/2018

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

portrait of Shakespeare

Lecture: Attracted to Ill Humors, or What Hope for Shakespeare’s Cachexic Couples? | Thurs., May 18, 5:30pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Kirilka Stavrena, Professor of English at Cornell College.

picture of Professor Stavrena
Kirilka Stavrena

 Attracted to Ill Humors, or What Hope for Shakespeare’s Cachexic Couples? 

Professor Stavrena will explore the relationships of Hamlet and Ophelia from Hamlet and Katherina and Petruchio from The Taming of the Shrew.

Thursday, May 18
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

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 Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

Dr. Richard Shope, Flu Research Pioneer | History of Medicine Lecture | Thursday, Jan. 26

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society invites you to a lecture by Russell Currier, Past President, American Veterinary Medical History Society.

Iowa’s Richard Edwin Shope MD: His Contributions to Influenza Research and One Medicine/Health

Thursday, January 26, 2017
5:30pm-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education and Research Facility)

Richard E. Shope, MD

Richard E. Shope MD (1901-1966) was a pioneer microbiologist who investigated a variety of human and animal diseases. Dr. Shope joined the laboratories of the Rockefeller Institute at Princeton to work with Dr. Paul Lewis, the discoverer of polio virus.

In 1928, he left tuberculosis research to investigate hog cholera where he observed his first outbreak of swine influenza. Later he isolated the virus from pigs and its co-pathogen “Haemophilus influenzae suis”, and postulated that the swine virus was related to the human 1918 pandemic virus.

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Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871

History of Torture | History of Medicine Lecture by Robert Rakel, MD | Thursday, Nov. 17, 5:30pm

The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society November lecture by Robert Rakel:
The History of Torture, including the experience of Janusz Bardach 

picture of Robert Rakel,
Robert Rakel, Professor Emeritus, Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Thursday, November 17
5:30-6:30pm
2117 MERF (Medical Education Research Facility

 

Torture has existed for most of recorded history.  Until the 2nd Century torture was only used on slaves, on the assumption that slaves could not be trusted to reveal the truth voluntarily.

This talk will focus on doctors who torture, and those who are tortured because they refuse to participate.  Stanley Milgram’s classic study at Yale showed how easily ordinary people can become torturers.

Recent atrocities will be discussed: Russian gulags under Stalin, Germany during WWII, the British in Northern Ireland, and The United States.

Janusz Bardach, MD worked at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and wrote two books about his experiences as a gulag prisoner.

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Nazi prisoners in concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, 1938 photo from NARA
Nazi prisoners in concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, 1938
photo from NARA

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.

picture of Jane Schultz

Civility on Trial: Nurses, Surgeons, and Medical Extremity in Civil War Hospitals | History of Medicine Lecture | Thurs., Oct. 27, 5:30pm

Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI
Jane E. Schultz, Professor of English & Medical Humanitites, IUPUI

“Civility on Trial” considers the clash of expectations that confronted surgeons and relief workers in military hospitals during the Civil War.

This lecture will be held on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30pm in 2117 MERF.
MERF is located at 375 Newton Road, Iowa City.

The spectacle of death that gripped the public imagination raised physicians’ professional status and brought medicine to the center of a cultural dialogue once reserved for the clergy, but did little to raise the prospects of nurses and other subordinate health workers.

Professor Schultz is the nation’s foremost historian of Civil War nurses and female hospital workers.  She has published books and articles on how gender and race shaped women’s Civil War experiences, medical humanities, and Civil War medicine and literature.

This lecture is sponsored by The History of Medicine Society and Iowa Women’s Archives.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program please call Janna Lawrence at 319-335-9871.