The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2008/2009

Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Ed Folsom, PhD, Roy J. Carver Professor of English
Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mathew Brady and the Civil War: Making Art Out of Mass Death

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Colin Gordon, PhD, UI Professor of History
Raising the Dead? History, Health Reform, and the 2008 Election

Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Craig Gibson, PhD, UI Associate Professor of Classics
Medical (Mal)practice in Greek and Roman Rhetoric

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Edward E. Mason, MD, Professor Emeritus, UI Department of Surgery
The History of Gastric By-Pass Surgery

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Blaine Houmes, MD, Cedar Rapids.
Medical Aspects of the Lincoln Assassination

Tuesday March 24, 2009
Kathryn Gaskill, UI honors candidate in History

A "More Perfect" Nation: The Midwest's Role in the Eugenics Campaign to Eradicate Degeneracy

Friday, April 24, 2009
University of Iowa History of Medicine Society R. Palmer Howard Dinner
David M. Lubin, PhD, Wake Forest University
World War I, Plastic Surgery and the American Beauty Revolution

Thursday, May 14, 2009
4:30 to 7:30
John Martin Rare Book Room -- Open House
-De Partu Hominis- Obstetrics Books From Six Centuries
 A “hands-on” look at obstetrics texts and atlases from the 16th through the 20th centuries

Past Presentations and Events List

Some presentations available online from the website