To receive our monthly eNews as well as event notices and other updates, just enter your email address.
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
Although the London Bills of Mortality are generally seen as part of the Scientific Revolution, the City of London had begun collecting parish-by-parish mortality data in the mid-sixteenth century. During the politically rocky period between the death of Henry VIII and the accession of Elizabeth I, Reformation London gathered detailed weekly reports for use not just during plagues but to support a broad range of community-based health efforts. This talk will show how that strategy arose from the City’s exceptionally strong charter and the close ties among its guild system, City officials, and the established church.
In 2008, patients and pharmacies across North America began reporting more severe shortages affecting more numerous drugs: some injectables; some pills; all older, cheaper, off-patent remedies, called “generics.” Using media reports, scientific articles, interviews, government documents, and the evidence of previous shortages from as early as World War II, this paper will trace the history of the current drug shortage crisis. It will also delve deeper into the pharmaceutical past to identify potential causes.
A 1965 book, Intern, by “Doctor X,” set a precedent for exposing difficult realities underlying medical education. The stories of the behind-the-scenes world of the hospital put this book on the best-seller list for weeks. But the motivation was not to write a “tell-all,” but rather to change the medical training regimen for the better. This talk will explore not only what these narratives said about the education of doctors, but also why the authors wrote when they did, at a time when social change, and rights movements in particular, transformed the American medical profession in the late 20th century.
With 17,000 square feet of dedicated event and conference space in a landmark building on Manhattan's Museum Mile, The New York Academy of Medicine Conference Center has the perfect space for your professional meeting, event or gala.
Go to Conference Center » | Contact us »
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.
Location, directions & parking info »