Past Events

April 2017

Apr 13 Art in the Service of Medical Education: The Robert L. Dickinson-Belskie Birth Series and the Use of Sculpture to Teach the Process of Human Development from Fertilization Through Delivery
6pm-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, More Info
Apr 6 Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games
6:00pm-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, Register
Apr 4 Crossing Boundaries
6:00pm-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, More Info

March 2017

Mar 30 Double Identity: Anomaly and the Imagination
6:30pm-8:00pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, More Info
Mar 23 The Iago Galdston Lecture: “New York City and the Chronic Disease Movement in Interwar America.
6:00pm-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029
Mar 15 Infectious Madness, the Well Curve of the Microbial Roots of Mental Disturbance.
6:00pm-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

February 2017

Feb 21 The John K. Lattimer Lecture: “The Marrow of Tragedy: Disease and Diversity in Civil War Medicine”
6-7:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Free, More Info
Feb 16 Seventh Annual History of Medicine and Public Health Night
6pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Free, More Info
Feb 7 Antibiotic Resistance: Implications for Agriculture and Health Care
6:00pm-8:00pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, More Info

January 2017

Jan 28 “How a Colonial Family Read: The Winthrops and Their Books”
11am-12:30pm, The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029, More Info
Jan 18 Book Discussion and Reception Honoring
Rosemary Stevens, PhD, MPH
6-8pm, More Info
Jan 11 Friends of the Rare Book Room: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Morgan Library Literary Collections
4-6pm

December 2016

Dec 1 GreyLit Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
4pm-7pm

November 2016

Nov 30 Hello Islandora: Building a Digital Repository
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
10am-5pm
Nov 30 Grey Literature: Intro and Search Strategies
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
10am-1pm
Nov 28-29 18th International Conference on Grey Literature: Leveraging Diversity in Grey Literature
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Details
Nov 17 Gabriela Soto Laveaga, PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara
“When Mexican Physicians Take to the Streets and to Villages”
The Iago Galdston Lecture
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

October 2016

Oct 26 Archives, Activism, and Change Panel
Jenna Freedman, Associate Director of Communications and Zine Librarian, Barnard Library; Steven Fullwood, Curator, Schomburg Center, NYPL; Tim Johnson, Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives; and Rich Wandel, The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
7pm at The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave at 103rd Street

September 2016

Sept 27 Scott Podolsky, MD, Harvard University
“The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics”
The Heberden Society Lecture
Co-sponsored by the Weill Cornell Medical College’s Heberden Society
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 21 The Honorable Diane Kiesel
“Dr. Dorothy Boulding Ferebee: Civil Rights Pioneer”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 15 “CONVENIENT : New York’s Love Affair With Plastics ”
Part 3 of Fast, Cool & Convenient: Meeting New Yorkers’ High Demands
Presented with The Museum of the City of New York
Talk at 6:30pm at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 13 Anita Guerrini, PhD, Oregon State University
“Animals and Humans in Louis XIV’s Paris”
Talk at 6:30pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 8 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 5: Women’s Medicine
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm

August 2016

August 11 “COOL : Uncomfortable Truths About Our Air-Conditioned City”
Part 2 of Fast, Cool & Convenient: Meeting New Yorkers’ High Demands
Presented with The Museum of the City of New York
Talk at 6:30pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

July 2016

July 21 “FAST : Reimagining Traffic in New York City”
Part 1 of Fast, Cool & Convenient: Meeting New Yorkers’ High Demands
Presented with The Museum of the City of New York
Talk at 6:30pm at The Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
July 18 “Up!: Manhood, Democratic Writing and Walt Whitman’s Secret Health Writings”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Jul 7 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 4: Medical Photography
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm

June 2016

June 6-27 Visualizing and Drawing Anatomy Workshop with Kriota Willberg
Mondays, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
$240 for Fellows, Members, Friends, students, and seniors; $280 for general admission. Maximum 8 people.

May 2016

May 26 Jaipreet Virdii-Dhesi, PhD, Brock University
2016 Klemperer Fellow in the History of Medicine
“A Helpful Interchange of Work:” Otologists and Social Workers for the Deafened, 1910-1940
Talk at 4pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 24 Merlin Chowkwanyun, PhD, Columbia University
“The Lincoln Collective: The World of New York City Health Activism in the 1970s”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 18 Alice Dreger, PhD
“Twenty-Five Years Into the Intersex Patient Rights Movement, Why Aren’t We Done?”
The Lilianna Sauter Lecture
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 12 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 3: Medicinal Recipes
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm
May 10 Arthur Ainsberg
Author’s Night: “The Discovery of Insulin: A Miracle Drug, A Nobel Prize Controversy, and the Story of Elizabeth Hughes”
6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free, register online.
May 4 Sixth Annual History of Medicine Night – Part II
6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

April 2016

Apr 14 “Stories and Heritage of Nursing in New York City”
Co-sponsored by the The New York Academy of Medicine Fellows Nursing Section
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Apr 6 Caroline Duroselle-Melish, Folger Shakespeare Library
“‘They Seem to be Made Not of Wood But of Copper’: Ulisse Aldrovandi and the Making of Book Illustration”
Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

March 2016

Mar 24 Alondra Nelson, PhD, Columbia University
“The Social Life of DNA”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 9 Sixth Annual History of Medicine Night Part I: Intersections of Medicine, Health, and Ethnicity
6pm-7:30pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 10 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 2: East Meets West
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm

February 2016

Feb 23 “Where Will the Next Pandemic Come From?”
Panel featuring Sonia Shah (journalist), Carl Gierstorfer (journalist/filmmaker), W. Ian Lipkin (Columbia), Peter Daszak (President, EcoHealth Alliance), and Anne Maxmen (journalist)
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Feb 10 “Digital Humanities: Visualizing Data” Workshop
Led by Miriam Posner, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles and
Heidi Knoblauch, PhD, Bard College
Workshop from 1-5pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Feb 9 Miriam Posner, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
The John K. Lattimer Lecture
“Head-and-Shoulder Hunting in the Americas: Walter Freeman and the Visual Culture of Lobotomy”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

January 2016

Jan 30 Ann Blair, PhD, Harvard University
“Credit, Thanks and Blame in the Works of Conrad Gessner”
Presented in conjunction with Bibliography Week
Talk at 11am at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Jan 21 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 1: Anatomical Illustrations
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm

November 2015

Nov 19 Paul Freedman, MLS, PhD, Yale University
“Seasonal, Local Dining in Pre-Modern Europe”
Talk at 6pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Nov 10 Arlene Shaner, MA, MLS, New York Academy of Medicine
“The New York Academy of Medicine and the Printing of the Icones Anatomicae”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

October 2015

Oct 29 Frederick Douglass Opie, PhD, Babson College
“Zora Neale Hurston’s Work on Food-Based Prescriptions for Illnesses: A History”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Oct 17 Eating Through Time
A daylong celebration of history, food, and health
At NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
View the full schedule

September 2015

Sept 9 Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD, Rockefeller University “The Human Genetic Theory of Infectious Diseases: A Brief History”
Co-Sponsored by the Heberden Society of Weill Cornell Medical College
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 10 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 5: Cookery
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm
Sept 17 B. Harun Küçük, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
“Hypochondria in Early Modern Istanbul”
The Iago Galdston Lecture
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Sept 30 Andrea Wulf
“The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt’s New World”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Presented in collaboration with The Columbia Center for Science and Society.

August 2015

Aug 17 Robin Nagle, anthropologist-in-residence, New York City Department of Sanitation
“Life Along the Curb: Inside the Department of Sanitation of New York”
Lecture from 6:30-8:00pm
8:00 pm, Screening of the documentary “One Man’s Trash” (17 mins) by Kelly Adams, exploring Nelson Molina’s “Treasures in the Trash” museum developed over 34 years of working for the NYC Department of Sanitation in East Harlem.
At the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
This lecture was part of our “Garbage and the City” series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.
Aug 3 Julie Sze, PhD, UC Davis
“Noxious New York: Race, Class and Garbage”
6:30-8:00pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
This lecture was part of our “Garbage and the City” series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.

July 2015

Jul 1 Catherine McNeur, PhD, Portland State University
“Hog Wash, Swill Milk, & the Politics of Waste Recycling in Antebellum Manhattan”
$5 cocktails from Art in the Age Spirits at 5:30
Lecture from 6:30-8:00pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
This lecture was part of our “Garbage and the City” series, produced in collaboration with the Museum of the City of New York and ARCHIVE Global and supported by the New York Council for the Humanities.
July 30 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 4: Medical Photography
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
6:30pm-7:45pm

June 2015

June 18 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 3: Natural Histories
Presented by Atlas Obscura
The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
June 6 Cory Doctorow, “Information Doesn’t Want to Be Free”
Sponsored by the New York Library Association (NYLA)
1:00pm-3:00pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
June 7 Tour of Ellis Island’s Hospital Ward
A Friends of the Rare Book Room Event
Co-presented with ARCHIVE Global
10:20am-1:30pm, meet at Battery Park City

May 2015

May 6 Fifth Annual History of Medicine Night:
19th and 20th Century Stories
NYAM Section for the History of Medicine
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 7 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 2: Anatomical Illustrations
Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
6:30pm-7:45pm, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 4 Natasha McEnroe, director, Florence Nightingale Museum
An American Nurse in Victorian London”
Talk at 7pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

April 2015

Apr 28 Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, Ph.D., UT Austin
“From Plants to Pharmaceuticals: Take Bitter Roots for Malaria”
The Lilianna Sauter Lecture
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Apr 14 Nick Wilding, Ph.D., Georgia State University
Annual Friends Lecture
“On the Circulation of the Book: The Early Reception of Harvey’s De Motu Cordis”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

March 2015

Mar 31 Vivian Nutton, PhD, University College London
“Vesalius Correcting Vesalius”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 26 After Hours: Inside the Rare Book Collection of The New York Academy of Medicine
Session 1: The New York Academy of Medicine and Public Health
Presented by Atlas Obscura at The New York Academy of Medicine
6:30pm-7:45pm, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 17 Steven Shapin, PhD, Harvard University
The John K. Lattimer Lecture
“Beef-eaters: A Cultural History of Food and Identity”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 11 Fifth Annual History of Medicine Night:
Insights from the Early Modern Period
NYAM Section for the History of Medicine
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

February 2015

Feb 23 Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead
Presented by Atlas Obscura at the New York Academy of Medicine
Talk at 7pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Room 21

January 2015

Jan 24 Nick Wilding, PhD, Georgia State University
“The History of Material Forgery”
Bibliography Week Lecture
Talk at 11am at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

December 2014

Dec 4 Hilary Aquino, PhD, Albright College
Making Public Health Contagious: The Life & Career of Leona Baumgartner, MD, PhD”
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

November 2014

Nov 18 “Jonas Salk, The Polio Vaccine, and The Shot Felt ‘Round the World
Film screening and discussion with Peter L. Salk, M.D., Jonas Salk Legacy Foundation; Jeffrey Kluger, Time Magazine; and Bert Hansen, Ph.D., Baruch College, CUNY
6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Nov 4 Sonia Shah, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders
“Mapping Cholera: A Tale of Two Cities”
Presentation and discussion of interactive story-maps of two parallel epidemics, the 1832 outbreak of cholera in New York City and the 2010 outbreak of cholera in Haiti.
6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

October 2014

Oct 18 Art, Anatomy, and the Body: Vesalius 500
A day-long festival celebrating the intertwined histories of art and anatomy; illustration and medicine; performance and the body; and the 500th birthday of anatomist and humanist Andreas Vesalius.
General admission: $35
NYAM Fellows, Members, and Friends of the Rare Book Room: $20
Students and hospital house staff (ID required): Free
Wheelchair seating and companion seat: $35
At NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Oct 11 Open House New York
11am-5pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Oct 2 Nancy Tomes, PhD, Stony Brook University
“What Ever Became of Good Old Doc? A Portfolio of Physicians Past”
Co-presented with the Heberden Society
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

September 2014

Sept 18 Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, The Johns Hopkins University
Authors Night: Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine
Talk at 6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

May 2014

May 22 Fourth Annual History of Medicine Night – Part Two
Presenters: Danelle Marqui Brown, Marissa B. Nargi, Arthur P. Grollman, MD, Deborah L. Jones, Rebecca O. Johnson
6:00-7:30 at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 20 Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, New York University Langone Medical Center
Author’s Night: The Good Doctor: A Father, Son & the Evolution of Medical Ethics
6:00-7:00 at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
May 2
Marijuana & Drug Policy Reform in New York—The LaGuardia Report at 70: Day 2
Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance and The New York Academy of Medicine
Featuring more than 20 speakers from around the country
10:00am at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
View the full schedule and participant information
May 1 Marijuana & Drug Policy Reform in New York—The LaGuardia Report at 70: Day 1
Sponsored by the Drug Policy Alliance and The New York Academy of Medicine
6:00pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
View the full schedule and participant information

April 2014

Apr 23 Bill Hayes, author of The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray’s Anatomy
“Writing the Body”
Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Apr 10 Graduate Student/Early Career Professionals Roundtable and Reception
Including the panel discussion, “Practicing the history of medicine and public Health in New York,” with John Harley Warner, Yale; Janet Golden, Rutgers; Stephen Novak, Columbia; Jean Ashton, New York Historical Society; Barbara Mathe, American Museum of Natural History; and Lilly Tuttle, Museum of the City of New York
6 pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.
Apr 5 Performing Medicine Festival
11am-6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

March 2014

Mar 25 Heather Varughese John, MD, PhD
“Who is Doctor X? Physicians in Training and the Mass-Market Memoir”
The Iago Galdston Lecture
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 12 Samir Boumediene, PhD
“Pharmacopoeia and Colonization: Allegories of the Four Parts of the World and the European Appropriation of Exotic Materia Medica”
4pm at NYAM, Room 310, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Mar 6 Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD, Professor and Hannah Chair, History of Medicine, Queens University
“Drug Shortages in the 21st Century: Recent History of a Mystery”
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free and open to the public.

February 2014

Feb 20 Kristin Heitman, PhD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
“Counting the Dead in Reformation London: 16th-Century Community Health Efforts”
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free and open to the public.
Feb 20 Curator’s Choice: Meet the Presidents
A family-friendly look at the ways in which the NYAM collections are connected to American presidential history.
11 am at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
$10 for NYAM Fellows or Friends of the Rare Book Room, $15 for other participants; $10 for children, $25 for families, please no children under 9
Feb 19 Curator’s Choice: Meet the Presidents
A look at the ways in which the NYAM collections are connected to American presidential history.
6 pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
$10 for NYAM Fellows or Friends of the Rare Book Room, $15 for other participants

January 2014

Jan 14 Bert Hansen, PhD, Professor of History at Baruch College of CUNY
“Louis Pasteur: Exploring His Life in Art.”
Talk at 7pm, with refreshments at 6:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

December 2013

Dec 4 Simon Chaplin, Head of the Wellcome Library, London
“Curious Travellers and Strange Souvenirs”
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free and open to the public.

November 2013

Nov 11 Benjamin Breen, 2012-2013 Klemperer Fellow in the History of Medicine
“Apothecaries, Slaves, and Drug Merchants in the Atlantic World”
Ben Breen’s dissertation research and his work at the New York Academy of Medicine hinges on the interplay between non-European pharmaceutical knowledge and European imperialism. His talk will discuss medical writers from Brazil, Portugal, and the West Indies who wrote about tropical drugs. Many of these writings are largely forgotten today, but they offer a fascinating glimpse into the origins of global drug trade.
Talk at 4pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Room 558

October 2013

Oct 22 David Herzberg, Associate Professor of History at the University at Buffalo (SUNY)
“The Other Drug War: Prescription Drug Abuse and Race in 20th Century America”
The Lilianna Sauter Lecture
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Free and open to the public.
Oct 11-12 Open House New York
Saturday, 10am-4pm and Sunday, 12pm-6pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
www.ohny.org
Oct 5 Festival of Medical History & the Arts
11am-7pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue
More details here.

September 2013

Sept 26 Stephen G. Friedman, MD, MBA, Weil Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital
“Elizabeth Blackwell: First U.S. Woman Physician”
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public.

May 2013

May 23 Stephen Schmidt
“The Best Cake in the World: What Hand-Written Recipe Books Tell Us that Printed Cookbooks Don’t.”
The Annual Friends of the Rare Book Room Lecture
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
May 21 Dr. Stanley B. Burns, Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, NYU Langone Medical Center
“Pictures After Death: Postmortem Photography and Memorialization in 19th-Century America”
The Museum of the City of New York, cosponsored by the New York Academy of Medicine
Lecture at 6:30pm, at 1220 Fifth Avenue
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. $6 Museum members; $8 seniors and students; $12 general public.
For more information or to register by phone, please call 917-492-3395.

April 2013

Apr 16 David Rosner, PhD, Columbia University and Gerald Markowitz, PhD, John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center
“Lead Wars: The Politics of Science and the Fate of America’s Children.”
The Lilianna Sauter Lecture
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
Apr 8 History Night
NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health
6-8pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public.

March 2013

Mar 4 Gregg Mitman, PhD, University of Wisconsin—Madison
Ecological Imperialism Revisited: Entanglements of Disease, Commerce and Knowledge in a Global World
NYAM event
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public

February 2013

Feb 7 Sowande’ Mustakeem, Ph.D., of Washington University in St. Louis
“Ghosts of the Atlantic: Trauma, Disease, and Murder in the Seafaring World of Slavery”
NYAM event
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public

January 2013

Jan 17 Jessica Martucci, Ph.D., of Mississippi State University
“Our Bodies, Our Nature: Breastfeeding and Maternal Ideology in mid-20th Century America”
NYAM event
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public

December 2012

Dec 12 Carla Keirns, MD, Ph.D., Stony Brook University School of Medicine
“Putting Asthma on the Map: Weather, Pollen, Pollution and the Geography of Risk”
NYAM event
Talk at 6pm, with refreshments at 5:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
Dec 10 Cheryl Wills, NY1 News television anchor and author; Harold Holzer, Chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation
“Black Civil War Soldiers: Disparities in Wartime Medicine”
NYAM event
Talk at 6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
Dec 9 “Semmelweis”
NYAM event
4-6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE but registration required.

NOVEMBER 2012

Nov 29 Michael Willrich, Ph.D., Brandeis University
“Pox: An American History”
NYAM event
5:30 pm refreshments, talk at 6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public

October 2012

Oct 20 Martin Frost Fore-edge painting workshop
New York Guild of Book Workers
10-5pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, The Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Lab, Room 550 Open to the public; registration required; $120 (GBW members)/$180 (non-members) For more information or to register, please email newyork@guildofbookworkers.org
Oct 19 Martin Frost Fore-edge painting lecture
New York Guild of Book Workers
6:30-7:30pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, Room 21 Open to the public; $5 (GBW members)/$10 (non-members) For more information or to register, please email newyork@guildofbookworkers.org
Oct 17 Mark Largent, Ph.D., James Madison College at Michigan State University
“Vaccine: The Modern American Debate”
NYAM event
5:30 pm refreshments, talk at 6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
Oct 10 Sabine Hildebrandt M.D., Division of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Medical Education, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
“Anatomy in the Third Reich: current status of research”
NYAM Malloch Circle Lecture and Reception
Lecture at 6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
Cost: $50
SEPTEMBER 2012
Sept 27 Curtis W. Hart, M.Div., WCMC Lecturer in Psychiatry, Medicine, Public Health
“Franklin Delano Roosevelt: A Famous Patient”
NYAM co-sponsored event with the Heberden Society of the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
5:30 pm refreshments, talk at 6pm, at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
FREE and open to the public
Sept 24 Tour of the Drs. Barry and Bobbi Coller Rare Book Reading Room
Atlas Obscura
7-8:30pm at NYAM, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street
SOLD OUT

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