The Historical-Medical Library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia is pleased to announce the dedication of the Robert L. Sadoff Library of Forensic Psychiatry and Legal Medicine, a four-thousand volume collection donated by Dr. Sadoff in October 2002. This collection, formerly the largest collection of its kind in private hands, will greatly enhance the College Library's ability to serve scholars and bibliophiles interested in the history of medical jurisprudence, penology, criminology, and other fields closely related to forensic psychiatry.
The program for the day follows. The symposium, formal dedication, and reception are free and open to all. Reservations are not necessary, but we would appreciate a reply from those planning to attend. For this purpose or to subscribe to the dinner (or for further information), please contact Marc Miller at the College of Physicians (215-563-3737 x265; or firstname.lastname@example.org).
2:00 - 6:00: Symposium on Legal Medicine and Its History
Greetings. Robert L. Sadoff, M.D. University of Pennsylvania
Introductions. Edward T. Morman, MSLS, Ph.D. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
The History of Legal Medicine. Cyril Wecht, M.D., J.D. University of Pittsburgh
The History of Insanity in England and the United States. Janet Tighe, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Mental Health Law. Michael Perlin, J.D. New York Law School
The History of Forensic Psychiatry. Thomas Gutheil, M.D. Harvard Medical School
6:00 - 6:30 Dedication of the Sadoff Library
6:30 - 7:30 Reception
7:30 - 9:30 Dinner [by invitation or $100 subscription]
Toast: Jonas Rappeport, M.D. (University of Maryland)
After-Dinner Speaker. Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania)
"The Challenge of History for Bioethics: Nazi Experimentation and Other Historical Misdeeds in the History of Human Subjects Research"
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