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Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

March 1, 2013 12:10 am Published by Comments Off on Merlin D. Larson on ‘Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice’

The Bay Area History of Medicine Society is glad to present Merlin D. Larson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Anesthesiology, UCSF. Larson will speak on “Paracelsus and the Herbal Basis of Anesthetic Practice”. Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:30-8:00 PM Room 201 UCSF main library, Parnassus Campus. Followed by a no host dinner at Bambinos 945 Cole Street near Parnassus.


Race and Genomics/Genetics

February 23, 2013 7:26 am Published by Comments Off on Race and Genomics/Genetics

The Center on Social Disparities in Health University of California, San Francisco, is glad to announce the talk by Dr Barbara Koenig on ‘Race and Genomics/Genetics’, for Wednesday March 6, Laurel Heights Campus, Noon-1:30 PM. Barbara Koenig is Adjunct Professor at the UCSF Institute for Health and Aging. The mission of the Center on Social Disparities in Health is to... View Article


The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

February 11, 2013 4:24 pm Published by Comments Off on The Bay Area History of Medicine Society presents Victoria Sweet

On Wednesday February 13, at 630 pm, UCSF Library at Parnassus, Victoria Sweet MD. Associate Clinical Professor UCSF, will give a presentation titled “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.” Drawn from Dr. Sweet’s recent book, this talk will concern Hildegard of Bingen’s medicine and her idea of viriditas, or greening power, as... View Article


From Bench to Society: Law and Ethics at the Frontier of Genomic Technology

February 8, 2013 4:46 am Published by Comments Off on From Bench to Society: Law and Ethics at the Frontier of Genomic Technology

The Hastings Law Journal and the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy invite you to our upcoming conference entitled “From Bench to Society: Law and Ethics at the Frontier of Genomic Technology.” Friday, February 8th, 2013 from 8am to 6:30pm Alumni Reception Center (2nd floor) 200 McAllister Street, UC Hastings College of the Law Schedule: 8:00 –... View Article


Fishing for Affinity: Gender Benders and Indirect Environmental Activism in Contemporary China

January 18, 2013 7:31 am Published by Comments Off on Fishing for Affinity: Gender Benders and Indirect Environmental Activism in Contemporary China

On Wednesday, January 30, Janelle Lamoreaux, PhD Candidatea at the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Anthropology Program, will present her work on ‘Gender Benders and Indirect Environmental Activism in Contemporary China’ as part of the DAHSM Diana Forsythe Dissertation Seminar. In January of 2011, China’s Department for Environmental Protection announced that nonylphenols (NPs) would be added to their list of toxic... View Article


Next Culpeper seminar after the holidays: Susan Jones on how anthrax became a biological weapon

December 18, 2012 7:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Next Culpeper seminar after the holidays: Susan Jones on how anthrax became a biological weapon

Please note that the next Culpeper Seminar Series will be on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights campus in Conference Room 474. Susan Jones, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor, Program in the History of Science, Technology, Medicine, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. Susan will present a paper titled: “How... View Article


“Bend it like Beckham”: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential.

December 1, 2012 9:53 am Published by Comments Off on “Bend it like Beckham”: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential.

The next Culpeper Seminar Series is next Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Laurel Heights in Conference Room 474. Silvia Camporesi, PhD, Centre for the Humanities & Health, King’s College London, will present a paper titled: “Bend it like Beckham: the ethics of genetically testing children for athletic potential”. Silvia has a background in Medical Biotechnology... View Article


Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

November 23, 2012 6:51 am Published by Comments Off on Call for papers: Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture

The Popular Culture and American Culture Associations is presenting a conference titled “Medical Humanities, Health and Disease in Culture“, which will take place in Washington DC, March 27-30, 2013 The conference invites presentation proposals related to the portrayal of health, illness and health care in the discourses of popular and American culture. Proposals representing perspectives in the humanities and the... View Article


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