History of Medicine

2017 Apr 13

Mind, Brain, & Behavior Panel Discussion: What is Mental Illness? A Humanistic, Genetic, & Cognitive Perspective

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street

 

How have people thought about mental illness in different cultures, and are there positive aspects associated with it, thinking historically and scientifically? Should we think of mental illness as categorically different or as deviations from the normal healthy state? What measures other than pharmaceutical medicines can be helpful for maintaining positive mental health? Join us as we take a deep dive into the biological, historical and psychological aspects of mental illness.

A panel featuring: Prof. Anne Harrington (History of Science),
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2016 Sep 20

Center for the History of Medicine Lecture: Sabine Hildebrandt

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: 

Countway Library of Medicine, Minot Room, 5th Floor

Title: The Anatomy of Murder: Ethical Transgressions and Anatomical Science during the Third Reich
Sabine Hildebrandt, M.D.: Assistant Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

2016 Mar 29

Seminar: Kara Swanson

12:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

Science Center 469

Title: "Ghost Fathers and Adultery by Doctor: The Medical and Legal Origins of Assisted Reproductive Technologies, 1920-1978"

2015 Nov 30

HMWG: Michael Knipper

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

SC469

Michael Knipper (Justus Liebig University and Harvard Medical School), “The Alma Ata Declaration of 1978 and the Human Right to Health: Towards an Historical Understanding of Primary Health Care”

2015 Nov 09

HMWG: John Gee

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

SC469

John Gee (History), “Applied Anthropology and Cultural Preservation: U.S.–Mexico Connections”

2015 Nov 02

HMWG: Lucas Müller

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

SC469

Lucas Müller (HASTS Program, MIT), “Breaking the Toxic Mold: Aflatoxin and the Making of Cancer Research in the Postcolonial World, 1960–2015”

2015 Oct 26

HMWG: Diane Paul

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: 

SC469

Diane Paul (University of Massachusetts Boston and Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology), “Truby King, Infant Welfare, and the Boundaries of Eugenics”

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