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Monday, March 9, 2020



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

Sponsored by

The Academy Section on History of Medicine and Public Health


Free, advance registration required

Due to the number of quality submissions received, The NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health invites you to join us for a second special evening of selected short talks on the history of medicine and public health. Information and registration for Part I on February 27 can be found here

Meet the March 9 Presenters

Katelyn Angell
Associate Professor/Coordinator of Library Instruction
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
The Operation of Last Resort: A History of Lobotomy

Thomas Dodman, PhD, MA
Assistant Professor of French History
Columbia University
Nostalgia: The History of a Deadly Emotion

Jeffrey Levine, MD, AGSF, CMD, CWS-P
Associate Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Bed-Sore Treatment by Suspension: A Case Report from WWII

Nazanin Sullivan
PhD Candidate, Department of History
Yale University
The Witches of Warboys: Pediatric Illness, Physick and Possession in Early Modern England

Gregory M. Washington, RN, MSN
Bassett Memorial Hospital
For Black Nurses & Doctors During the Harlem Renaissance It Wasn’t Always About Pills, Scalpels, and Bedpans

Elisabeth M. Yang
PhD Candidate, Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University
Prescriptions for Home Nurseries as Medico-Moral Domains of American Infants in Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth-Century Medical Manuals