Presentations for History of Medicine Night: Intersections of Medicine, Health, and Ethnicity

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health invites you to join us for “Intersections of Medicine, Health, and Ethnicity” on March 9, 2016 from 6:00pm–7:30 pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 103rd Street. Admission is free but advanced registration is required. Register online.

The evening’s presenters will be:

A wooden caduceus symbol shown in NYAM rare book reading room

A caduceus symbol donated to our rare book reading room

HARRIET A. WASHINGTON
Independent scholar
“The 1788 New York Doctors’ Riot: A Signal Event in the Dissection of Anatomical Ethics”

KATE BAILEY
Graduate Student, M.A. Health Advocacy Program, Expected May 2017
Sarah Lawrence College
“From Motherhood to Sisterhood: How Underground Abortion Referral Networks Worked Towards Advocacy and Solidarity”

KIRK JOHNSON
Doctoral candidate in the Medical Humanities program at Drew University
“Heart Illness: Developments of Racial Discourse”

MARLENE A. GEORGE
Graduate Student, Health Advocacy Program, Sarah Lawrence College
“Social Service Sterilization – Eugenics Of The 1950’s-1970’s”

BOB VIETROGOSKI
Head of Special Collections
George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
“‘Agitation of the Question’: James McCune Smith’s Nomination for Fellowship to the New York Academy of Medicine, 1847”

A second evening of presentations, History of Medicine Night Part II, will take place on Wednesday, May 4, and we hope that you will be able to join us for that one as well.

Presentations for History of Medicine Night: 19th and 20th Century Stories

The New York Academy of Medicine’s Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health invites you to join us for “History of Medicine Night: 19th and 20th Century Stories” on May 6, 2015 from 6:00pm–7:30 pm at the Academy, 1216 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 103rd Street. Admission is free but advanced registration is required. Register online.
RBR deskPresenters will address historical topics relating to medicine with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. The evening’s presenters will be:

Constance E. Putnam, PhD
Independent Scholar (Medical Historian)
“Semmelweis Revisited”

Devon Santoro
Health Advocacy Program, M.A. expected 2016
Sarah Lawrence College
“Puffing and Passing Legislation: The History of Marijuana and Its Place in Society”

Jane Himmel
Health Advocacy Program, M.A. expected May 2016
Sarah Lawrence College
“Medical School Discrimination:  Advocacy In A Postwar World”

Georgia Gaveras, DO
Director of Training and Education in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service
Department of Psychiatry
Mount Sinai Health System
“Art of Medicine – Medicine in Art”

Natalie Taylor
Health Advocacy Program, M.A. expected May 2016
Sarah Lawrence College
“The Unequal Burden of Censorship: Classism in the Wake of the Comstock Law”

Karen G. Langer, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine
NYU Langone Medical Center
“Fixation Found: On the Process of Anchoring Impressions into Memory”