To celebrate the transfer of the Sadoff Library of Forensic Psychiatry and Legal Medicine to the Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the Wood Institute for the History of Medicine is holding a half-day symposium on Legal Medicine and Its History. The program is as follows:
Robert L. Sadoff, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania
Edward T. Morman, MSLS, Ph.D.
College Librarian and Director of the Wood Institute for the History of Medicine, The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
2:15 “The History of Legal Medicine”
Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Coroner, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and
Clinical Professor, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
3:05 “The History of Insanity in England and the United States”
Janet Tighe, Ph.D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
3:55 – 4:20 Break
4:20 “Mental Health Law”
Michael Perlin, J.D.
Professor of Law, New York University
5:10 “The History of Forensic Psychiatry”
Thomas Gutheil, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
6:00 - 6:30 Dedication of the Sadoff Library
This program is free, open to all, and will be followed by a complimentary reception. Reservations are not required, but recommended.
There will be a subscription dinner (at $100 per person) after the reception.
The symposium, dedication, reception and dinner will all take place at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 South 22nd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Assistant to the Director
Wood Institute for the History of Medicine
College of Physicians of Philadelphia
19 South 22nd Street
Philadelphia PA 19103
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