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Wednesday, March 9, 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 I of our Sixth Annual History of Medicine Night taking place at the Academy on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016.  This special evening of short talks will address the intersections of health, medicine and ethnicity. A second evening of presentations, History of Medicine Night Part II, will take place on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 and we hope that you will be able to join us for that one as well. 

Meet the Presenters:

Harriet A. Washington
Independent Scholar
Author, "Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Experimentation from Colonial Times to the Present and Infectious Madness"
“The 1788 New York Doctors’ Riot: A Signal Event in the Dissection of Anatomical Ethics"

Kathryn Bailey
Graduate Student, M.A. Health Advocacy Program, Expected May 2017, Sarah Lawrence College
"From Motherhood to Sisterhood: How Underground Abortion Referral Networks Worked Towards Advocacy and Solidarity”

Kirk Johnson
Doctoral candidate in the Medical Humanities program at Drew University
“Heart Illness: Developments of Racial Discourse”

Marlene A. George, BN
Graduate Student, M.A. in Health Advocacy Program, Sarah Lawrence College 
“Social Service Sterilization” – Eugenics Of The 1950’s-1970’s”

Bob Vietrogoski
Head of Special Collections
George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences"
“Agitation of the Question”: James McCune Smith’s Nomination for Fellowship to the New York Academy of Medicine, 1847"

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events