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HIV/AIDS and the Health Humanities: A Global Perspective
Wednesday, November 30, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room, Room 153 Rubenstein Library
“Exploring the Maria de Bruyn Papers in the Rubenstein Library’s History of Medicine Collections through a Humument Lens.” The papers of medical anthropologist Maria de Bruyn, a recent acquisition by the History of Medicine Collections, will be the focus of several events this fall. On November 30, the Franklin Humanities Institute Health Humanities Lab will host a special World AIDS Day event featuring a keynote address by de Bruyn and a lecture by poet and writer Kelley Swain. Students in professor Kearsley Stewart's Duke Global Health Institute seminar on HIV/AIDS will discuss their three-week workshop with Swain and present an exhibit of their work based on materials from the Maria de Bruyn collection.
Reception to follow. Free and open to the public.
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Explore past exhibits from the History of Medicine Collections including:
Animated Anatomies: The Human Body in Anatomical Texts from the 16th to 21st Centuries (April - July 2011)
Animated Anatomies explores the visually stunning and technically complex genre of printed texts and illustrations known as anatomical flap books. This exhibit traces the flap book genre beginning with early examples from the sixteenth century, to the colorful “golden age” of complex flaps of the nineteenth century, and finally to the common children’s pop-up anatomy books of today. The display highlights the history of science, medical instruction, and the intricate art of bookmaking. To learn more about the symposium, exhibit, see photos of anatomical flap books, and watch videos of them in action, visit the exhibit website.
What Does Your Doctor Know? Exploring the History of Physician Education from Early Greek Theory to the Practice of Duke Medicine (April - July 2012)
Medical knowledge was passed down through the ages first orally and then in written form, through informal apprenticeships and formal university education. Certain core subjects like anatomy have been taught for over five hundred years, though the means of teaching has changed over time from oral tradition to physical autopsy to moving image recordings to virtual digital reconstruction. How does the training a medical student receives today compare to the training a student would have received in a much earlier time, say in Padua, Italy, in 1543, or at the University of Pennsylvania in 1813? This exhibition highlights the transformation of physician education over time, from the days of ancient Greece through the establishment and evolution of Duke’s Medical School.