Are you interested in the history of medicine? Then you'll want to attend the Heberden Society lectures!
The Heberden Society was established at the medical center in 1975 by a group of medical interns and residents who were interested in promoting the history of medicine. The society is named after Sir William Heberden the younger (1767-1845), who served as physician to King George III of England, the sovereign who granted a royal charter for The New York Hospital in 1771. (The original charter, signed by George III, resides in the Medical Center Archives.)
The Society sponsors a series of lectures throughout the academic year, funded by the Office of the Dean. Most of the lectures are held in the Uris Faculty Room (A-126), 1300 York Avenue. However, this year's first lecture, on October 4, will take place at the New York Academy of Medicine and will be cosponsored by NYAM's Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health.
Heberden Society lectures for this year cover a variety of fascinating topics. We hope one of them will pique your interest.
October 4, 2011
Neal Flomenbaum, M.D., Emergency Physician-in-Chief, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center
Emergency Medicine in Lower Manhattan in the late 1800's: Everything Old is New Again (cosponsored with NYAM's Section on the History of Medicine and Public Health)
6 p.m., New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue
January 24, 2012
Charles Bryan, M.D., Heyward Gibbes Distinguished Professor of Internal Medicine Emeritus, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
Medical Professionalism for Generations X, Y, and Z: Does William Osler's 'Master-Word in Medicine' (that is, 'Work') still Ring True? (cosponsored with the Division of Medical Ethics)
5 p.m., Uris Faculty Room (A-126), WCMC
March 20, 2012
Peter G. Wilson, M.D., Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, WCMC
Psychiatry at NYH-WCMC 1791-2012
5 p.m., Uris Faculty Room (A-126), WCMC.
May 9, 2012
Lawrence Finer, Ph.D.
Director of Domestic Research, the Guttmacher Institute
The Tumultuous History of Women's and Reproductive Health in the U.S.
5 p.m., Selma Ruben Conference Center, WCMC, 1305 York Ave.
We hope to see you at one of the lectures this year.