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Thursday, March 15, 2018



The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029


Free, but advance registration is required

Sponsored by

The Academy Section on History of Medicine and Public Health

Please join us for Part I of our Ninth Annual History of Medicine Night taking place at the Academy on Thursday, March 15, 2018. This special evening of short talks will address current issues of health, medicine and gender.
Due to the number of quality submissions received, a second evening of presentations, History of Medicine Night II will take place on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 and we do hope that you will be able to join us for that one as well.
Meet the March 15th Presenters:
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD
Chief Medical Officer, NYS Office of Mental Health
Adjunct Professor, Columbia/Mailman School of Public Health
Medical Editor for Mental Health, The Huffington Post
“A Brief History of Opioid Use and Abuse in America”
Stephen Yablon, AIA, LEED AP
Stephen Yablon Architecture PLLC
Commissioner Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
"Building Health: The History and Future of New York City’s District Health Centers"
Jaipreet Virdi, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of History, University of Delaware
“Living Sound: The Hearing Aid Industry’s Madison Avenue Approach to Public Health, 1940s-1960s”
Cara Fallon
PhD Candidate
Department of the History of Science, Harvard University
“Wrinkles in Time: Old Age, Gender, and Dermatology Research in the Twentieth -Century United States”


Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events