The Lattimer Lecture was endowed by John Kinsley Lattimer, PhD, in 1986. An internationally known urologist, educator and a collector, he was Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Urology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He attended Columbia University through all of his schooling, published hundreds of papers, and was known for establishing the field of pediatric urology.

Contact Information

The New York Academy of Medicine Library
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Telephone: 212-822-7313

Previous Lecturers


Carla Keirns, MD, PhD
Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Putting Asthma on the Map: Weather, Pollen, Pollution and the Geography of Risk 


Ira Rutkow, MD, DrPH
University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey
The Civil War: How Did It Impact Medicine in America? 


Jeffrey M. Jentzen, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
Death Investigation in America 


Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD
Queens University, Ontario
Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints and Healing in the Modern World 


John W. Rowe, MD
Columbia University
Changing Perspectives on Healthy Aging, Part II: The Development of the Concept of Successful Aging


Alan Kraut, PhD
American University
'Mirrors of the Culture': Jewish Hospitals in the History of American Health Care


David S. Barnes, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs 


James H. Jones, PhD
The Decision to Put David into "the Bubble:" Treatment or Research? 


Howard Markel
University of Michigan
When Germs Travel: Epidemics and Immigrants in the 20th Century
This event was sponsored in part by the New York Council for the Humanities.


John Harley Warner, PhD
Yale University
Aesthetics, Identity, and the Grounding of Modern Medicine


John Efron, PhD
University of California—Berkeley
Medicine, Modernity, and the German Jews 


Steven Feierman, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
Traditional Medicine in Africa: Colonial Transformations