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The Section on History of Medicine and Public Health offers programming for NYAM Fellows and Members to hear from experts in the field.
On February 22, the NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health presented the second annual NYAM History Night meeting, featuring short talks on topics in the history of medicine and public health presented by four accomplished health care professionals.
Caitlin Hawke, Research Associate at Columbia University’s Hertog Global Strategy Initiative, presented on the topic “All Heroes on Deck: How Polio Rivals Salk & Sabin Were Deployed in the 1976 Swine Flu Campaign.”
Karen G. Langer, PhD, Manager of Psychosocial Services at the NYU Clinical Cancer Center and Clinical Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, spoke on “Babinski’s Anosognosia for Hemiplegia in Early Twentieth-Century French Neurology.”
Sandra B. Lewenson, EdD, RN, FAAN, a professor at the Pace University Lienhard School of Nursing, focused on “Public Health Nurses: American Red Cross Public Health Nursing Service, 1912-1947.”
Sharon Packer, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, presented her research on “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari: A Commentary on WWI Shell-Shock and Electro-Shock?”
Sandra Lewenson, Karen Langer, Caitlin Hawke, Sharon Packer
The First Annual Fellows History Night took place on February 28, 2011 at The New York Academy of Medicine. Five accomplished NYAM Fellows presented on topics in the history of medicine and public health.
Videos of the talks can be found here: