Boston Medical Library Estes Lecture: Prof. David S. Jones


Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Online Event

David JonesDavid S. Jones
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine


"History in an Epidemic: The Puzzles of COVID-19"

In this lecture, Dr Jones will explore how knowledge of the history of epidemics can help us to understand the current epidemic of Covid-19 and to speculate about what the future might bring. He will also focus on comparisons with influenza in 1918, for which the second wave began in Boston in September 1918.

 David Jones is the Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University. His research has focused on the causes and meanings of health inequalities and the history of decision making in cardiac therapeutics. His teaching at Harvard College and Harvard Medical School explores the history of medicine, medical ethics, and social medicine.


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