The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2013/2014

All events will be held in room 401 of the University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences unless otherwise specified.  Click here for directions.

Thursday, September 26, 2013, 5:30-6:30
H. Stanley Thompson, Emeritus Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa College of Medicine. “Abraham Flexner’s Contributions to the University of Iowa’s College of Medicine”.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 5:30-6:30
Russell Currier, Past President, American Veterinary Medical History Society, “2,000 Year History of Scabies: From Humoral Beliefs to Contagion to Modern Understanding”.

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 5:30-6:30
E. A. Franken, Jr., Emeritus Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Iowa College of Medicine speaking on: "The Foundation of Radiology with an emphasis on the University of Iowa".

Thursday, January 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Asitha Jayawardena, Medical student, Univ. of Iowa. Winner of Sparks Essay Contest. “Expedited ‘Diffusion of Innovation’: A reflection on the Ponseti Method in the current era of medicine”.

Thursday, February 27, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Nicholas P. Rossi, M.D. Emeritus Professor, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Iowa speaking on "William Stewart Halsted, Father of American Modern Surgery: a retrospective".

Thursday, March 27, 2014, 4:30-7:00
John Martin Rare Book Room, 4th floor, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, University of Iowa “Open House in the John Martin Rare Book Room”

Friday, April 25, 2014, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet
W. Bruce Fye, Professor of Medicine and Medical History, Mayo Clinic, “The Origins and Evolution of the Mayo Clinic from 1864 to 1939: A Minnesota Family Practice Becomes an International ‘Medical Mecca’.” Location to be determined.