Talks at WU on the history of science, medicine, technology, fall 2017-spring 2018

I have not received the usual lists of events this year yet so I’ve cobbled together a few events. It you have lists, please send them to Ruth Lewis so I can add them. Thanks.

Oct. 4, 2017: at 4:30 p.m. 58th Historia Medica Lecture: David J. Morris “What We Talk About When We Talk About PTSD” Medical Campus, North Medical Building, Moore Auditorium. Speaker’s book, Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, available via MOBIUS.

October 24, 2017: Jack Kloppenburg, University of Wisconsin-Madison. HPSM Brown Bag – Thomas S. Hall Lecture. Location: Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00-1:30 pm

October 25, 2017: Thomas Hall Lecture. Jack Kloppenburg: “First the Seed, Still the Seed: Breeding and Property Rights from Mass Selection to CRISPR” 4-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 214 Wilson Hall

November 8, 2017: HPSM Lecture – Dominic Murphy – University of Sydney. Title: Delusions Across Cultures. Location: Life Sciences Room 202. 12:00-1:30 pm

November 9, 2017: 59th Historia Medica “History of Anesthesiology at Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Hospital, 1912-1992” November 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm. Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). William Owens, MD, Professor Emeritus of Anesthesiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Free and open to the public

Dec. 5, 2017: HPSM Lecture – Anya Plutynski – Is Cancer Due to Bad Luck? Life Sciences Room 202 at noon. More info

Jan. 18, 2018: 60th Historia Medica “Fuller Albright – Pioneer in the Field of Endocrinology” at 4:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Lewis R. Chase, MD, Professor of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. Chief, Medical Service at VA Medical Center. Free and open to the public

Feb. 22, 2018: 61st Historia Medica “And We Won’t Come Back Till It’s Over, Over There” on Base Hospital 21, Washington University Medical Center’s response to World War I, at 4:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Philip Skroska, visual and graphic archivist at Becker Medical Library. Free and open to the public. More info about talk and exhibit opening

March 6, 2018: HPSM Lecture – Kent Staley, St. Louis University. “Securing the Empirical Value of Measurement Results” Life Sciences Room 202 at noon. More info

March 8, 2018: 62nd Historia Medica “Nature and the Nazi Diet” at 4:30 pm Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Corinna Treitel, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of History and Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of History, Washington University in St. Louis. Free and open to the public.

April 5, 2018: 63rd Historia Medica “Easing the Distressed Mind: Robert Burton (1577-1644) and The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)” at 4:30 pm, Bernard Becker Medical Library, King Center (7th floor). Jonathan Sawday, PhD, Walter J. Ong, S.J., Chair in the Humanities, St. Louis University. Free and open to the public.

April 25, 2018: HPSM Lecture – Lindsay Brainard, Washington University. “How to Explain How-possibly: Lessons from Computer Simulation” Life Sciences Room 310 at noon. More info

April 30, 2018: HPSM Lecture – Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science. “Time and Relatedness in Microbes and Humans” Life Sciences Room 310 at noon. More info

About the author

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