The Pennsylvania Hospital will host a special one-day conference on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 to discuss "Womenís Health: From Franklinís Era to the Present." Franklinís interest in health related topics during his lifetime led him to co-found the Pennsylvania Hospital with Dr. Thomas Bond, which remains a leading health care provider. The Pennsylvania Hospital will bring together historical scholars and medical practitioners to discuss topics such as: immigrant and minority health care; breast cancer; social control of womenís bodies; changes in obstetrics; pain management and the use of anesthesia; changing perceptions of breast feeding; and mental health care.
The program will begin with Grand Rounds keynote speaker Dr. Timothy Johnson (University of Michigan) at 7:30 a.m. Conference sessions will begin at 9 a.m. and run through 4pm. This conference is free and open to all. To register, please contact Stacey Peeples at 215-829-5434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lead Archivist, Pennsylvania Hospital
3 Pine East, 800 Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
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