Wed • May

Wednesday, May 4, 2016



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

Sponsored by

The Academy Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health

Join us for Part II of our Sixth Annual History of Medicine Night, taking place at the Academy on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.  This special evening of short talks will address historical topics relating to medicine.

Meet the Presenters:

Julie R. Barzilay, MPhil
Medical Production Associate, ABC News
 “The Allinsonian Way: Marketing, Medicine, and the Creation of an Interactive Health Empire at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”

Cara Kiernan Fallon, MPH
PhD Candidate, History of Science, Harvard University
“Healthy Forever? Canes, Aging, and the Transformation of Later Life”

Jim Mackin
New York City historian
“Bloomingdale Insane Asylum”

Ruby T. Senie, PhD
Professor Emerita, Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University Medical Center
“Better Living through Chemistry? A Cautionary Tale.”

Nicholas O. Palmeri, MD
New York Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine, PGY-1
“Mentorship in Medicine at the Turn of the Century: Harvey Cushing's Relationships with William Stewart Halsted and Sir William Osler”

Gerard J. Fitzgerald, PhD
Visiting Scholar, Department of History and Art History, George Mason University
”The Great War, Gas Warfare, and Gotham: Gas Mask Manufacture and Military Medicine in New York City During World War I”

Derek Willis, PhD
Columbia University, Adjunct Associate Research Scholar
”Historical Analysis of the Impact of Urban Planning on Malaria”

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events