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Wednesday, January 30, 2019



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

Please join us for Part I of our Tenth 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 Thursday, March 21, 2019. Information about this event, including registration details, will be sent to you shortly so please save the date.

Meet the January 30th Presenters

Richard P. Elinson, PhD
Retired Professor of Biology
Nathan Straus, Emile Berliner, and the use of science by two non-scientists in the fight for milk pasteurization (1890-1925).

Jeffrey M. Levine MD, AGSF
Associate Clinical Professor
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Brookdale Department of Geriatrics & Palliative Care
Organotherapy, Gilded Manhattan, and Wound Healing Research in the Early 20th Century

Jesse C. Plichta-Kellar
Honors scholar 
Longwood University, Farmville, Virginia
Community Engagement and the Successful Eradication of Rinderpest in East Africa

Kateryna Ruban
PhD. Candidate
Department of History, New York University
Modern Doctors vs the Old Regime: Politicization of Abortions in the Late Russian Empire and Early Soviet Union.  

Gregory M. Washington, RN, MSN
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Maine
Before Garvey: The Black Hospital Movement in Harlem 1918-1994

Event series:
Section and Workgroup Events