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Thursday, February 27, 2020



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

Sponsored by

The NYAM Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health


Free, advance registration required

Please join us for Part I of our 11th Annual History of Medicine Night. This special evening of selected short talks will address topics in the history of medicine and public health.

Due to the number of quality submissions received, a second evening of presentations has been scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2020. Speakers and registration for that event can be found here

Meet the February 27 Presenters

Minerva Francis, MPH, CHES
Doctoral Candidate
Teachers College, Columbia University
From Indian Hemp to Medical Cannabis: A Review of Digital Collections

Jared Frank, MPH
Dissatisfied: How an Anti-Vaccine Parents’ Group Earned the Publics’ Trust

Earl Harley, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
Brewster Hospital and the History of Racial Segregation in the Health Care System in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Sanaullah Khan
Doctoral Student, Department of Anthropology
Johns Hopkins University
War Above the Clouds: Medical Symptoms, MIlitary Discipline & the Siachen Glacier

Jesse C. Plichta-Kellar
Honors Scholar
Longwood University
Green Fairies, Walking Skeletons, and Hysterias: Understandings of and Literary Depictions of Mental Illness in Nineteenth Century Germany

Bob Vietrogoski
Head of Special Collections
George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences
Rutgers University Libraries
Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Martland