March 2012 Archives
Peter G. Wilson, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Attending Psychiatrist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
will present the spring 2012 Heberden Society Lecture:
Psychiatry at NYPH-WCMC 1791-2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012. 5 p.m.
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue
Uris Faculty Room (A-126)
Dr. Wilson will present a narrative history with photographs of the department of psychiatry, from its origins in 1791 at the first New York Hospital to the present day.
Dr. Peter G. Wilson is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Attending Psychiatrist. He has spent his entire career of over 50 years at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The Heberden Society, which seeks to promote an interest in the history of medicine, was founded at the medical center in 1975. With funding from the WCMC Office of the Dean, the society sponsors a series of lectures during each academic year.
Please join us for Dr. Wilson's lecture on March 20.
Save the date for the final Heberden Society lecture of the academic year:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012, 5 p.m.
Dr. Lawrence B. Finer, Director of Domestic Research, Guttmacher Institute
The Harry Gold Papers have now been processed and the finding is available at our website on our personal papers page.
Dr. Harry Gold was an pioneer in the use of digitalis glycosides for the treatment of cardiac failure. Seventy five years ago, Drs. Gold, Kwit, and Otto developed the double blind controlled method using placebos for testing drugs. In a double blind study, the clinical trial is conducted with both the researchers and patients not knowing who is in the control group and who is in the drug group until after the clinical trial data has been collected.