If you’ve ever wondered about these or other questions relating to the history of VP&S, your chance to be enlightened is here.
Archive for Lectures
The Columbia University Health Sciences Library is pleased to host author Randi Epstein on March 28 when she’ll speak about her newest book, AROUSED: The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything (W.W. Norton, 2018).
The Columbia University Health Sciences Library is pleased to host Victoria Johnson on December 3 at 6pm when she’ll speak about Columbia professor David Hosack (1769-1837), one of the great scientists and physicians of the early United States. Johnson’s talk is drawn from her new book American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic, which was named a Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award in Non-Fiction.
“This is a Christian institution and we will tolerate no Jews here”: The Brooklyn Interns Hazing Episodes of 1916 & 1927: Lecture, October 10
Join us on Wednesday, October 10 at 6pm when Dr. Edward Halperin kicks off the 2018/19 History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series with “This is a Christian institution and we will tolerate no Jews here”: The Brooklyn Interns Hazing Episodes of 1916 & 1927.
A small donation we received this summer documents what may be the earliest known ophthalmological instruction in New York, and perhaps the nation.
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by the distinguished historian and professor Dr. Margaret Humphreys titled “African Americans in Civil War Medicine”.
The Health Sciences Library is pleased that Nancy Tomes, SUNY Distinguished Professor of History at Stony Brook University, will speak on "Nuisance or Necessity? Historical Perspectives on the ‘Informed’ Patient" this March 9th as part of the Library's History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series.
Prof. Shelley McKellar highlights medical disputes, treatment disappointments, the role of the media, and its reverberating effects on the development of artificial hearts thereafter.
Dean Emeritus Allan J. Formicola explores the history of the school in a lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 6pm.
This talk presents a biography of fetal alcohol syndrome/spectrum disorder, tracing its discovery, its public health, medical, and legal ramifications, and its portrayal in the media in terms of race, class, and danger.