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Every year the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health hosts a public lecture series sponsored in part by the NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health. Events are free and open to the public, and lectures begin at 6:00 p.m., with refreshments available at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration for section events is requested but not required.
For further information about medical history programs at NYAM, please call Associate Director Paul Theerman at 212-822-7350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
UPCOMING EVENTS IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE SERIES
This talk is based on Jeremy Greene’s just published book, Generic: The Unbranding of Modern Medicine, the first book to chronicle the social, political, and cultural history of generic drugs in America, narrating the evolution of the generic drug industry from a set of mid-twentieth-century "schlock houses" and "counterfeiters" into an agile and surprisingly powerful set of multinational corporations in the early twenty-first century.
This lecture explores the widespread sense that American medicine was suffering from an “image crisis” in the decades from 1945 to 1965. Focusing on commentaries about the demise of “good old doc,” speaker Nancy Tomes looks at how that perception reflected broader postwar debates over political authority, personal service, and the status anxieties of the middle class male.
The hand as an expression of the mind and personality is second only to the face in the tradition of dissection and illustration that flourished in the Renaissance and continues to inform both art and science. This workshop will offer the opportunity to explore the human hand and its anatomy, which will be demonstrated with at least three dissections.
Working with NYAM’s conservation team, celebrate Vesalius’s life with a hands-on workshop producing your own articulated anatomical figures in the Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Lab.
Our second-annual Festival of Medical History and the Arts celebrates the 500th birthday of anatomist and humanist Andreas Vesalius. Join us to celebrate his legacy in a day-long event with three floors of programming from 11am to 6:30pm.
Working with our conservation team, celebrate Vesalius’s life with a hands-on workshop producing your own “exquisite corpse” in the Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation Lab.
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