The College of Physicians of Philadelphia's Section on Medical History offered its first programs in 1905. It is one of the oldest organizations in North America devoted to the history of health and medicine. Please join us in celebrating the Section’s one hundredth birthday!
MORNING (10:00 - Noon)
A walking tour of Old Philadelphia centered on the city’s early medical history. We’ll view homes and hospitals of elite physicians, breeding grounds for yellow fever, a dispensary where immigrants sought care, the hall in which Philadelphia’s earliest women doctors received their degrees, and much more.
The tour will begin promptly at 10:00 AM, outside Christ Church Burial Ground, Arch Street east of 5th. Enrollment is limited. Participants should expect two hours of walking covering about two miles; there will be no stops inside buildings. If the weather seems threatening that morning, please call 215 563-3733, ext. 265, for information.
AFTERNOON (1:30 - 5:00)
Scholarly sessions at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (19 South 22nd Street):
##Session 1 (1:30-3:00): Nineteenth-Century Studies
Edward J. Huth, MD, “Louis-Dominique-Jules Gavarret (1809-1890): A Pioneer in Critical Analysis of Therapeutic Results”
Bonnie Brice Dorwart, MD, “The Role of the Turner’s Lane Hospital of Philadelphia during the U.S. Civil War”
Sandra Moss, MD, “The Time and Space Machines of the American Sphygmograph Men: A Forgotten Chapter in Cardiovascular Medicine”
##Session 2 (3:30-5:00): Twentieth-Century Studies
Mary E. Gibson, MSN, RN, “The Meaning of Crippled: Societal Implications of Disability in the Early 20th Century”
Tonse N.K. Raju, MD, DCH, “Researches on Prenatal Life: Sir Joseph Barcroft's Classic and the Origins of Modern Fetal Physiology”
Deborah A. Sampson, ARNP, “Nurse Practitioners, Gendered Work, and the State: Negotiating Legal Boundaries”
##Poster Session (all afternoon and evening)
Posters displaying results of historical research by College Fellows and other historians of medicine. We will also have on display materials from the Mütter Museum and the College Library that are pertinent to the afternoon’s talks.
EVENING (5:00 - 9:30)
Reception, keynote address, and dinner, and after-dinner talk, all at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia (19 South 22nd Street):
6:00-7:30, Keynote Lecture by Jacalyn Duffin, MD, PhD: “Clio in the Clinic: Physicians and the Uses of History,” Dr. Duffin is Hannah Professor of the History of Medicine at Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and President of the American Association for the History of Medicine. Dr. Duffin’s lecture will be followed by a question and answer period.
7:30-8:45, Dinner (by subscription)
8:45-9:30, Following dinner, Russell C. Maulitz, MD, PhD, will speak on “One Hundred Years of the History of Medicine as Seen through the Section on Medical History.” Dr. Maulitz is Dr. Maulitz is Professor in the Colleges of Medicine and Information Science & Technology at Drexel University, and Managing Medical Information Scientist at CHI Systems, Inc.
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