This conference will be an element of the regional and national commemoration of the two-hundredth anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The keynote lecture, “In the Service of Science: Thomas Jefferson in the Nation's Capital” will be delivered by Barbara Oberg, editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Sessions topics include:
theory (medical and otherwise)
gender and Lewis & Clark
health care without doctors
race and republicanism
urban public health.
A banquet the opening night will honor Whitfield Bell, author of THE COLONIAL PHYSICIAN and Librarian and Executive Director emeritus of the AMericna Philosophical Society. The conference will include a complimentary preview tour of the the National Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Exhibition at the Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences.
Co-sponsors of the conference are the Colege of Physicians of Philadelphia, the National Library of Medicine, the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and the Academy of Natural Sciences.
This conference will be of interest to historians, physicians and the general public and will result in a volume of collected papers to be published by the American Philosophical Society.
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