Fall 2015 talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology

Sept. 9: “Convergent Evolution as Natural Experiment: The Tape of Life Reconsidered.” Russell Powell (Department of Philosophy, Boston University; Visiting Scholar, WUSTL Fall Term) Life Sciences 202 @ 12:00 pm. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine series

Sept. 17: 46th Historia Medica: “Medical Ethics and Frankenstein’s Monster,” September 17, 2015 at 4:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor)
Ira J. Kodner, MD, Emeritus Professor of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Sept. 30: Fifth Annual Bohigian Lectureship for the History of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences: “The Eyes have it: The First Systematic Book on Ocular Diseases, 1583,” Lilla Vekerdy, MA, MLS, Head of Special Collections, Smithsonian Libraries, Wednesday, September 30, 2015, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Before and after the lecture see the original book by Georg Bartisch (1535-1607) “Ophthalmoduleia” next door in the Becker Archives & Rare Books Library
5:00 – 5:30 pm Refreshments and Meet the Speaker
5:30 – 6:30 pm The Eyes have it: The First Systematic Book on Ocular Diseases, 1583

Oct. 12: Hall Lecture: Dr. Elisabeth Lloyd, Indiana University; “The Orgasm Debates: How social and theoretical biases lead us astray” October 12, 2015 – 4:00pm
Lab Sciences 300. More info.

Oct. 14: “Model Robustness in Evolutionary Theory,” Lisa Lloyd (Arnold and Maxine Tanis Chair in History and Philosophy of Science, Indiana University)
Life Sciences 202 @ 12:00 pm. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine series

Oct. 20: “Are Numbers Necessary for Informed Consent? From Ethics to Philosophy and Back” Dr. Peter Schwartz MD/PhD, Life Sciences 202 @ 12:00 pm. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine series. More info.

Oct. 22: 47th Historia Medica:  “Harriet, Hirrel, Jessie – and a Few Surprises: The Earliest Women at Washington University School of Medicine” October 22, 2015 at 4:30 pm
Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Candace O’Connor, PhD, Independent Scholar. More information.

Nov. 12: 48th Historia Medica: “The Licensing Function of Galenic Anatomical Procedures, Text and Practice”
November 12, 2015 at 4:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor)
Luis A. Salas, PhD, Assistant Professor of Classics, Washington University in St. Louis

Nov. 18: “Fighting with the Heart of a Beast: Galen’s Use of Exotic Animal Anatomy against Cardiocentrists”
Luis Salas (Professor of Philosophy & Classics, WUSTL)
Life Sciences 202 @ 12:00 pm. History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine series

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Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819