History of Medicine
The Houston History of Medicine Society presents this annual blue book course, which is open to UT medical students for credit, as well as the entire Texas Medical Center community. On the first Wednesday of each month, a noon-time presentation is given on a selected topic of the history of medicine.
With the exception of the Annual Banquet, all lectures are held from 12:00 — 1:00 pm in Onstead Auditorium in the Basic Sciences Research Building, located at 6767 Bertner Avenue. The February 19 presentation is part of the Annual John P. McGovern Banquet and will be held at La Colombe d'Or Restaurant beginning at 6:30 pm.
In order to receive blue book credit, students must attend at least six lectures.
|September 5||The History of the Doctor-Patient Relationship||Thomas Cole, Ph.D., McGovern Chair in Medical Humanities; Director, McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, UTHealth||Abstract|
|October 3||Dehumanization, the Symbolic Gaze, and the Production of Biomedical Knowledge||Jason Glenn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Institute for the Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch||Abstract|
|November 7||Lessons from the History of Medical Social Media and Reality TV||Kirsten Ostherr, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, Rice University||Abstract|
|December 5||Ronald N. Butler, Aging's Visionary||Andrew Achenbaum, Ph.D., Professor of History and Social Work, University of Houston||Abstract|
|January 9||Nurses During National Socialism||Susan Benedict, D.S.N., R.N., FAAN, Director, Global Health; Professor, UT School of Nursing||Abstract|
|February 6||John Morris Sheppard and the Social Transformation of American Medicine||Stephen Greenberg, M.D., Dean of Medical Education, Baylor College of Medicine||Abstract|
|March 6||John Shaw Billings and the National Library of Medicine||Bryant Boutwell, Dr.P.H., John P. McGovern Chair of Oslerian Medicine, UTHealth||Abstract|
|April 2||Annual John P. McGovern Lecture and Banquet—Progress and Paradigm Shifts in Medicine: The Death of Garfield and the "Wisdom of History"||James B. Young, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University||Abstract|
|April 3||The History of Polio||David Oshinsky, Ph.D., Jack S. Blanton Chair in History; Professor of History, The University of Texas at Austin||Abstract|
|May 8||The History of Torture: Man's Inhumanity to Man||Robert Rakel, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Baylor College of Medicine||Abstract|
For more information about or to register for this class, contact Angela.Polczynski@uth.tmc.edu.