Ph.D. candidate Sam Scharff was awarded the Innovations in Medical Education Poster Award by the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP). Sam presented a poster titled "History in the Clinic: Understanding Suicide, Past and Present" at the 2017 ADMSEP meeting in Santa Ana, New Mexico.
Ph.D. candidate Ayah Nuriddin recently published an essay on Nursing Clio, "The Black Politics of Eugenics." In it, Ayah examines the complicated history of early-twentieth-century African Americans who embraced the possibilities of eugenics for racial improvement.
Jeremy Greene will present "The Analog Patient: Towards a Media History of Medicine" at the Science Studies Colloquium Series at the University of Oslo on June 14. Jeremy's talk examines what the history of older technologies, such as the telephone and the television, teach us about the future of digitally medicated medicine. The seminar is open to the public. For more information, visit the event webpage.
Jeremy Greene is presenting "Mapping Global Health" at the University of Oslo on June 12. Jeremy will present findings from an interdisciplinary working group at Hopkins comprised of anthropologists, historians, epidemiologists, geographers and others engaged in studies of global health. The seminar is co-hosted by the Centre for Global Health (CGH) and the Department of Medical History and Medical Anthropology at the University of Oslo.
The March 17 issue of Isis featured an article by Profs Gianna Pomata and Marta Hanson,“Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe.” Isis editors interviewed Gianna and Marta for the journal's Facebook page (posted May 29, 2017). Read the Q & A here: https://www.facebook.com/isis.journal/posts/1294208384019503.
Jeremy Greene will be speaking on "Making Old Drugs New Again: On the Uses of History in Health Policy and Practice" on May 31 at the (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Culture and Health at the University of Exeter. This marks the inaugural event in the Centre's Cultural Contexts of Health seminar series. The event will be live streamed.
Justin Rivest ('16) has an article appearing in the Summer 2017 issue of the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, "Testing Drugs and Attesting Cures: Pharmaceutical Monopolies and Military Contracts in Eighteenth-Century France." The article preprint is available now on the Johns Hopkins University Press webpage.
Prof. Mary Fissell will be speaking on Friday, May 26, as part of The Folger Institute's Spring symposium, The Embodied Senses. This symposium considers ways to reconstruct how early modern people lived, felt, and sensed their way through life.
"What happens to an essential medicine after the epidemic it treats has passed?" Prof. Jeremy Greene and Dora Vargha (University of Exeter) examine that question in a just-published article in The Lancet, "Grey-market medicines: diphtheria antitoxin and the decay of biomedical infrastructure."
Jonathan Phillips of Johns Hopkins University will speak at the HSMT Colloquium May 4
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