The University of Iowa History of Medicine Society

Presentations and Events, 2017 / 2018

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

Thursday, September 27, 2018, 5:30-6:30
Charles Driscoll, Professor Emeritus, Clinical Family Medicine, University of Virginia.
Ring the Fire Bell: The Incredible Story of an Iowa Civil War Medical Center

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 5:30-6:30
To be held in College of Nursing room 40
Dominique Tobbell, Director and Associate Professor, Program in the History of Medi-cine, University of Minnesota.
Dr. Nurse: Knowledge, Politics, and the Making of the Ac-ademic Nurse

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 5:30-6:30
To be held in Hardin Library room 401
Allyn Mark, Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Univer-sity of Iowa College of Medicine.
Charles Dotter and Andreas Gruentzig. Two Colorful Pioneers Who Transformed the Treatment of Coronary Artery Disease from 1964 to 1977

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 5:30-6:30
Richard DeGowin, Professor Emeritus, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Iowa Trailblazer: Contributions to Medicine by Elmer DeGowin

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:30-6:30
Robert Rakel, Professor Emeritus, Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
William Osler: His Life and Sense of Humor

Thursday, March 28, 2019, 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 5, 2019, 6:00-9:00 History of Medicine Society Banquet
Shelley McKellar, Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
Artificial Hearts: A Controversial Medical Technology and its Sensational Patient Cases

Past Presentations and Events List

Some presentations available online from the website