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Join us as former U.S Health and Human Services Secretary Louis W. Sullivan, MD talks about his award-winning memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine, which recounts his life from his childhood in the Jim Crow South through his extraordinary career in medicine, academia, and government. Dr. Sullivan’s talk will be followed by a Q&A with Academy President Jo Ivey Boufford, MD. Copies of Breaking Ground will be available for purchase and signing.
Until the mid-nineteenth century, life expectancy at birth averaged 20 years worldwide, owing mostly to childhood fevers. The source of such illness was a topic of great debate. In a wide-ranging talk, eminent researcher Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova of the Rockefeller University presents the history of both the germ theory and the emerging genetic theory of infectious diseases.
In his famous Quintet of Modern Diseases, Hayatizade Mustafa Feyzi, the Chief Physician to Ottoman Sultan Mehmed IV (r. 1648–1687), claimed that by far the most prevalent disease in Istanbul was hypochondria. He believed that it was a distinctly modern disease that afflicted mostly intellectuals. This talk by historian B. Harun Küçük of the University of Pennsylvania will piece together the cultural history of hypochondria in Istanbul and its immediate surroundings, using Ottoman and European medical and travel literature.
Join us for an educational short symposium that highlights current interventional procedures that treat various pain conditions including low back pain, radiculopathy, and joint pain.
The National Hispanic Health Foundation presents NYC Latino Childhood Obesity Prevention Night in partnership with The New York Academy of Medicine and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The event will celebrate National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and feature successful NYC obesity prevention programs.
NewYork-Presbyterian Health Policy Center, NY State Department of Health, New York Genome Center and The New York Academy of Medicine present a one-day conference for all of us—patients, physicians, families, the public, scientists and non-scientists—who want to know more about how DNA helps diagnose and treat diseases today, and will further personalize patient care tomorrow.
Please join us in supporting rising junior faculty members from dermatology residency programs in the greater New York area and New Jersey, as they present their interests and works as a means of instigating and engendering cross-institutional collaboration and interaction.
The Academy Section on Anesthesiology is pleased to offer its annual Anesthesiology Residents’ Night. Join your fellow clinicians and researchers from Anesthesiology Residency programs in the greater New York area and New Jersey to hear top residents present their clinical and scientific papers representing original research and to compete for top honors.
The New York Academy of Medicine is conveniently located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on Museum Mile across the street from Central Park.
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