JASMed 2014 Program

You can download a PDF version of the program here and a Word version here.

Friday, October 3

Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Training Building

5:30-6:30 PM Keynote Address: “The Same But Not The Same” Jeremy Greene, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Elizabeth Treide and A. McGehee Harvey Chair in the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

There will be a reception for graduate students following the talk at 6:30 on the 2nd floor of the Welch Library, 1900 E Monument Street (between Wolfe and Washington Streets). The entrance to the Pre-Clinical Training Building is around the corner behind the Welch Library, just off Wolfe Street.

Saturday, October 4

Mountcastle Auditorium, Pre-Clinical Training Building

8:15-9:00 AM Breakfast

9:00-10:30 AM Telling Stories, Representing Bodies

"Birthing Cases: Narrative and Medical Knowledge Production in François Mauriceau’s Observations (1694)" Scottie Hale Buehler, CPM, University of California Los Angeles

“Measuring Public Health in a Colonial City: Civil Mortality Statistics Collection in 19th Century Calcutta and its Suburbs” Sohini Chattopadhyay, Jawaharlal Nehru University

“Imagining Deviance: Syphilis and the Visualisation of the Unhealthy ‘Other’ in South Africa’s Medical History” Michaela Clark, Stellenbosch University

10:30-10:45 AM Coffee Break

10:45 AM-12:15 PM Public Health, Citizenship, and the State

“Pestilence as Prodigy: Urban Epidemic Disease and Senatorial Action in the Early Roman Republic” Caroline Wazer, Columbia University

“Seasoned into Citizens: Identity and Belonging during the 1878 New Orleans Yellow Fever Epidemic” Jessica Wells, University of South Florida

“Malaria Control, State Building and the Global Network of Tropical Medicine in Wartime Yunnan Province (China), 1937-1945” Yubin Shen, Georgetown University

12:15-1:00 PM Lunch (Green House Café, across from Mountcastle Auditorium)

1:00-1:40 PM “Public Outreach in the History of Medicine” Lisa Haushofer, Harvard University; Lan Li, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

5 minute break- Transition

1:45-3:15 PM Classification and Boundary-Making in the History of Medicine

“A Handful of Bones, A Glass Full of Dirt: Ashokan Reservoir Cemetery Relocations and the Liminality of the Body after Burial” Katie Schroeder, Case Western Reserve University

“Investigating Infant Mortality in the Progressive Era” Wangui Muigai, Princeton University

“‘Benger is Good Stuff’— Medicinal Foods, Medicine and Consumption” Lisa Haushofer, Harvard University

3:15-3:30 PM Coffee Break

3:30-5:00 PM Race and Gender in Medical Science and Technology

“The Education of William Stump Forwood, Antebellum Physician and Racial Scientist” Christopher Willoughby, Tulane University

““It was Just a Matter of Time”: Racial Politics and the “Heart Transplant Race” in 1968 America” Maya Koretzky, National Institutes of Health

“Human Adult Neurogendering: Brain Plasticity and Sex Difference Research” Tabea Cornel, University of Pennsylvania

5:00-6:00 PM Faculty Panel “Going Global in the History of Medicine”  Mary Fissell, Marta Hanson, Randall Packard, Johns Hopkins University

6:00-7:30 PM Reception in the lobby of the Institute of the History of Medicine. The Institute is located on the 3rd floor of the Welch Library.

Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Institute of the History of Medicine and the Society for the Social History of Medicine.