The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2016 / 2017

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 5:30-6:30
To be held in Hardin Room 401
Jillian Linster, PhD candidate, English, University of Iowa.
"Dr. Helkiah Crooke (1576-1648): The Historical and Literary Legacy of an Early Modern Physician"

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 5:30-6:30
Jane E. Schultz, Prof. of English and Medical Humanities, Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ.-Indianapolis.
“Civility on Trial: Nurses, Surgeons, and Medical Extremity in Civil War Hospital”

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 5:30-6:30
Robert Rakel, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
“The History of Torture including the experience of Janusz Bardach”

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:30-6:30
Richard DeGowin, Emeritus Professor of Internal Medicine - Hematology, Oncology and Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
“Blood Goes to War – the work of Iowa Doctors, DeGowin and Hardin"

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 5:30-6:30
Charles Hawtrey, Professor Emeritus, Department of Urology, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
“The Progression of University Urology as a Reflection of University Priorities”

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 4:00-7:00
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 28, 2017, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet
Leslie Adrienne Miller, Professor of English, University of St. Thomas.
“The Resurrection Trade: Finding Poetry in Medical Archives”

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Kirilka Stavreva, Professor of English, Cornell College.
“Attracted to Ill Humours, or What Hope for Shakespeare's Cachexic Couples”

Past Presentations and Events List

Some presentations available online from the website