Categories for History of Medicine

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

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

The Sensory Ethic of Care in Botswana’s Cancer Ward

November 7, 2012 12:55 am Published by Comments Off on The Sensory Ethic of Care in Botswana’s Cancer Ward

Julie Livingston, PhD, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, is the next speaker for the DAHSM Culpeper Seminar Series on November 13th. Julie’s talk will examine the moral intimacies of care in a small oncology ward in Botswana during an emerging epidemic of cancer, as part of the surge in cancers across the global south. Based... View Article

Behind a Veil of Smoke: The Rise of the Department of Research and Development at Philip Morris, 1945-1955

October 23, 2012 12:47 am Published by Comments Off on Behind a Veil of Smoke: The Rise of the Department of Research and Development at Philip Morris, 1945-1955

As part of the DAHSM Culpeper Seminar Series, Brianna Rego, Postdoctoral Fellow at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, will present a paper titled: “Behind a Veil of Smoke: The Rise of the Department of Research and Development at Philip Morris, 1945-1955”. Rego holds a PhD in History from Stanford University (2012). Rego’s research focuses on late-twentieth... View Article

Save the Date: History Research Day on October 12, 2012

October 7, 2012 9:56 am Published by Comments Off on Save the Date: History Research Day on October 12, 2012

The Second Biennial History Research Day will take place this Friday, in Laurel Heights Room 376. Students and faculty of the History of Health Sciences Program will present in morning and afternoon sessions. The event is sponsored by the Graduate Students Association and the Medical Humanities Fund, and is open to all UCSF Community and Affiliates with an RSVP to kathryn.jackson@ucsf.edu.... View Article

Discovering the museum of Poggi Palace in Bologna and its beautiful anatomical wax models

September 26, 2012 11:46 pm Published by Comments Off on Discovering the museum of Poggi Palace in Bologna and its beautiful anatomical wax models

Sometimes it takes someone from far abroad to discover what you have in your back garden. This is what happened for me with the discovery of the “hidden treasures” as put by Allison Abbott, of Bologna Poggi Palace and its museum. I lived in Bologna for five years when I was in college, but never visited this fantastic museum until... View Article

Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health.

September 20, 2012 6:22 am Published by Comments Off on Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health.

Guenter Risse, Professor Emeritus of History of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and Affiliate Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, will be giving a Master Class titled “Racialized Disgust and Fear of Disease: Implications for Public Health” on November 2nd at 12pm in a TBD-venue at Laurel Heights campus. This... View Article

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