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Saturday, June 17, 2017



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


Please note this tour is sold out. To join the waitlist please email with your name and number of tickets needed. Thank you.

$25; advance registration required

Starting at the Academy, a small group will visit several sites in upper Manhattan including the Cardinal Cooke building and the former Cancer Hospital. A high point will be special access to the newly restored medical history murals painted by Charles Alston and others at Harlem Hospital in the 1930s. 

Participants will be on their feet for approximately 90 minutes, should wear sturdy close-toed shoes and are required to bring an active Metrocard. Participants may also wish to bring a bottle of water. The tour group will meet at The New York Academy of Medicine building located at 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd street.

About the Speaker

Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris. 

Professor Hansen is a long-time Friend of the Rare Book Room of The New York Academy of Medicine Library and a member of the Library Advisory Committee.   

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