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, 5:30-6:30
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