The College of Physicians of Philadelphia presents a symposium and Gallery tour occasioned by the Philadelphia Museum of Art's exhibition "Quack, Quack, Quack:
The Sellers of Nostrums in Prints, Posters, and Ephemera"
MORNING SYMPOSIUM (free and open to all)
10:00am to 12:00 noon (at the College of Physicians, 19 South 22nd Street)
CHAIR: Russell C. Maulitz, MD, PhD (Managing Medical Information Scientist, CHI Systems, Inc., Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
"The Medical Charlatan in Nineteenth-Century Literature,"
Sylvia A. Pamboukian, PhD (Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Indiana University)
"Remedy Vendors and the Printed Word in 18th- and 19th-Century France," Matthew Ramsey, PhD (Director, Center for Medicine, Health and Society, Vanderbilt University)
"Balms, Balsams & Bitters: Proprietary Medicine in Early American Almanacs," Thomas A. Horrocks, MLS, PhD (Acting Co-Director, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard University)
"Museum Quackery: Popular Anatomical Museums and Venereal Disease Treatment in 19th- and 20th-Century America," Michael Sappol, PhD (Curator-Historian, National Library of Medicine)
AFTERNOON PROGRAM (subscription $30) at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Luncheon followed by a special gallery tour of the exhibit conducted by its curator, College Fellow William H. Helfand
Spaces for the luncheon and gallery tour are very limited. To register, please send a check for $30.00 per person to Margaret Patton, Administrative Assistant (contact information provided below). Please include the name(s) of the registrants and means to contact you by email or telephone. Ms. Patton can be reached at 215-563-3737, ext. 305, or the following e-mail address.
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