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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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

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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.

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