Author and Cancer Physician Siddhartha Mukherjee to Speak at Duke, Nov. 28.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author and oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee will discuss his book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer at at 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, in Duke University’s Page Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required and will be available through the Duke Box Office starting November 7. Visit tickets.duke.edu for more information.
Mukherjee is a leading cancer physician and researcher at Columbia University. Ten years in the writing, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago to the epic battles of modern times to cure, control, and conquer it. Mukherjee examines this shape-shifting and formidable disease with a cellular biologist’s precision, a historian’s perspective, and a biographer’s passion. The book won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction and was named one of the 10 Best Books of 2010 by the New York Times.
Susan Reverby, PhD. “Escaping Melodramas: Reflections on Telling the Histories of the Public Health Service’s Research in Tuskegee and Guatemala.”
When: Thursday, November 1, 2012
Where: Gothic Reading Room, Perkins Library
Susan M. Reverby is the Marion Butler McLean Professor in the History of Ideas and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Wellesley College and an historian known for her work on the history of gender and race issues, ethics, and health care. This event is co-sponsored by the Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture, Duke University Department of History, and the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and the History of Medicine. A reception will follow the lecture.
The Trent Society (Duke) and the Bullitt Club (UNC-Chapel Hill) alternately host history of medicine speakers.
Lectures are held the second Tuesday of each month during the academic year unless otherwise indicated. Please see the schedule below. Papers will begin at 6:00 pm. A light buffet supper will be available beginning at 5:30 pm.
September 20, 2011 - UNC
Elizabeth Dreesen, M.D.
Associate Chief of Trauma Surgery & Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Trauma and Critical Care Surgery,
UNC Dept. of Surgery
Exploring the 19th Century Medical Record: Penmanship, Pictures and No ICD9 Codes
*This lecture will be held from noon to 1 pm. Lunch will be provided.
October 11, 2011 - Duke
Shauna Devine, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Managing Editor, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences, Duke University
Science, Disease and Experimental Medicine: Gangrene and Erysipelas during the American Civil War, 1861-1865
November 15, 2011 - UNC
Linda Beeber, Ph.D., R.N., C.S.
Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing
December 6, 2011 - Duke, Medical Center Library, Room 102
Francis A. Neelon, M.D.
Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University
Caleb Parry and the Brief Life of Parry’s Disease
January 17, 2012 - UNC
David Weber, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.A.
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine, Professor of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health,
Associate Director, UNC School of Medicine M.D./Ph.D. Program
Infectious Diseases in the Movies: Fact or Fiction
February 14, 2012 - Duke
P. Preston Reynolds, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.P.
Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, University of Virginia
The Federal Government's Efforts to Racially Integrate Hospitals under Medicare, 1963-1967
March 27, 2012 - UNC
Stephen Pemberton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Federated Dept. of History, New Jersey Institute of Technology / Rutgers-Newark
Two Tales of Paradoxical Progress: How Hemophilia Became Manageable in the Twentieth Century (with Special Reference to Pioneering Medicine at UNC)
April 10, 2012 - Duke, Medical Center Library, Room 102
Edward C. Halperin, M.D., M.A., F.A.C.R.
Chief Executive Officer and Chancellor for Health Affairs
Professor of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and History, New York Medical College
Provost for Biomedical Affairs Touro College and University
Slave Medicine and the Banality of Evil
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