The New York Academy of Medicine Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health is pleased to announce the John K. Lattimer Lecture for 2006-2007.
David S. Barnes, Ph.D.
The Great Stink of Paris and the Nineteenth-Century Struggle against Filth and Germs
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Reception 5:30 p.m., Lecture 6:00 p.m.
New York Academy of Medicine-1216 Fifth Ave., New York
The advent of the age of germ theory played a complex role in shaping Parisian's response to the "Great Stinks" that frequently arose from their city's sewers in hot summer months. This talk, drawn from David Barnes's new book from Johns Hopkins University Press, traces those responses over time to explore French society's adaptation to a microbe-centered science of public health during the 1880s and 1890s, when the germ theory of disease burst into public consciousness.
David S. Barnes is Director of the Health & Societies Program in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of History and Sociology of Science. Professor Barnes studied urban history and French history at Yale University and the University of California, Berkeley. His first book, The Making of a Social Disease: Tuberculosis in Nineteenth-Century France (University of California Press, 1995), explores the social transformations and anxieties which colored and constrained responses to the industrializing world's leading killer. His ongoing research projects include the politics of international disease control programs in the twentieth century; the Lazaretto quarantine station (1799-1893) on the Delaware River just outside Philadelphia; and the history of disgust.
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ALL LECTURES AT 6 PM, RECEPTIONS AT 5:30 PM
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