The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2014/2015

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, June 19, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Greta Nettleton, University of Iowa Press author and medical historian, resident of New York.
"Nineteenth century Iowa as a Hotbed of Controversial Alternative Medical Schools"

Thursday, September 25, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Robert E. Rakel, Professor Emeritus, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Founder of the Univ. of Iowa History of Medicine Society and the Houston History of Medicine Society.
The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society: the early influence of Bill Bean, Palmer Howard and William Osler

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Richard Caplan. Professor Emeritus, Department of Dermatology; Program in Bioethics an d Humanities, University of Iowa.
“The Story of Leprosy in Hawaii (and Iowa)”

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:30-6:30
Daniel Garrison, Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Northwestern University.
"Vesalius turns the page on ancient medicine”

Thursday, January 22, 2015, 5:30-6:30
Chris De Boer, MS, M2, Winner of the Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest, Carver College of Medicine.
“The Price of Pain: Examining Global Inequality in Palliative Care and a Human Rights Response”

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 5:30-6:30
Mary Gilchrist, Retired Director and Professor of the University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory and Russell Currier, Past President, American Veterinary Medical History Society.
“From the Iowa Cow Wars of the Depression Era to the Raw Milk Battles of the 21st Century -- Protecting Iowans' Health One Tussle at a Time”

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 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 24, 2015, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet
Alain Touwaide, Research Associate, History of Science and Medicine, Smithsonian Institution; Scientific Director, Inst. for Preservation of Medical Traditions.
“Medicinal Plants of the Mediterranean: A Unique Tradition”