WHEN: October 15-16, 2004
WHERE: Harvard University, Department of the History of Science
The seminar is organized and coordinated by graduate students across North America working in fields related to the history of medicine to foster a sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and backgrounds.
Registration is free. To register, contact Deborah Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include name, institution, and whether or not you would like to be housed with a local graduate student.
All participants are invited to a reception to be held on Friday evening, October 15. For more information, please visit www.jointatlantic.org.
Program: October 16, 2004
9:00-9:15: Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15: Session I (Constructing American Health and Medical
Therapies: Boundaries, Culture, and Contexts):
The Rise of the “Healthy Tan”: Sunlight and the Skin in America, 1870-1920
Could It Be an Illusion? Therapeutic Evaluation and the American Response to Acupuncture Anesthesia, 1971-5.
10:15-11:15: Session II (From Representation to Reification: Politics, Geography, and Disease in Nineteenth Century France and Britain):
Borrowed Authority: Exposing the Realist Façade in Henri Gervex’s Avant l’Opération.
Matthew Newsom Kerr,
In the Air? : London Smallpox Hospitals and the Politics of Urban Space, 1870-1885.
11:30-1:00: Session III (Politics, Race, and Autonomy: Contraception in the West):
A Trojan Horse in the White House: Condoms, Conservatives, and the Social Relocation of Virtue.
Birth Control and Rural African Americans in the Modernizing South, 1890-1940.
Therapeutic Contraception: Voluntary Birth Control Clinics and Public Health in Britain and the United States, 1921-1945.
2:30-3:30: Session IV (Medicine and Race "From Below" I--Race and Health Policy):
Reconstructing an Epidemic: Smallpox Among Former Slaves After the Civil War.
Defining the Boundaries of Care: Local Responses to Global Concerns in El Paso Public Health Policy, 1881-1936.
3:30-4:30: Session V (Medicine and Race "From Below" II--Race and Practitioners):
Manifest Medicine: Indigenous Physicians in Nineteenth Century Indian Country.
Strange Cures: Black Medical Doctors, the Problem of Race, and the New Negro in American Medicine, 1880-1950.
4:45-5:45: Round Table Discussion on Medicine and Race
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