The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2015 / 2016

All events will be held in MERF 2117 unless otherwise specified. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:30-6:30
Richard Kerber. Professor, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa.
"Deconstructing the Body: Medical Art, Medical Imaging and the Art of Medicine"

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 5:30-6:30
Ekhard Ziegler, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Iowa.
“Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Iowa”

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 5:30-6:30.
E.A. (Tony) Franken, Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Radiology, University of Iowa.
“Healthcare for American Indians: Triumphs and Tragedies”

Thursday, January 28, 2016, 5:30-6:30
Jennifer Gunn. History of Medicine Endowed Professor, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Minnesota.
“Injections, Itches, and Institutions: the Experience of Rural Medicine in Iowa, 1920-1950”

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 5:30-6:30
Elizabeth Yale, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Center for the Book, University of Iowa.
“Mandrakes, Unicorns, and She-Bears: What a Nineteenth-century Reader Found in Thomas Browne's Pseudopodia Epidemical (1646)”

Thursday, March 24, 2016, 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 22, 2016, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet
Lynda Payne, Sirridge Missouri Endowed Professor in Medical Humanities and Bioethics and Professor of History, University of Missouri – Kansas City.
“Lovesickness: Female Hysteria and Insanity in Nineteenth-Century Operas”