The New York Academy of Medicine Section on Historical Medicine announces the second in its 2002-2003 series of lectures:
Dr. Ellen S. More (Professor of History and Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston)
"Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone and the Personal Politics of Sexuality"
Wednesday, November 13, 2002, 6:00 PM
(Refreshments will be served at 5:30 PM)
Professor More will discuss the career of Dr. Mary Steichen Calderone, medical director of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in the 1950s and early 1960s, and principal founder and first director of SIECUS, the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. For years Calderone was targeted by the John Birch Society, the Christian Crusade, and other extremists because of SIECUS's work on behalf of sex education. Her career thus provides an opportunity to study those decades when the medical and public health establishments, and the churches, responded to the public's unprecedented acknowledgment of sexuality as a subject for discussion, and offers insights for those same institutions as they deal with sexuality in the context of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information about NYAM programs in the history of medicine, write firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christian Warren at 212.822.7314.
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Christian Warren, Ph.D.
New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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