History of Medicine Society
Lecture Series 2019
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All lectures in this series begin at 6:00 p.m. and are free and open to Mayo staff, residents, students, patients, visitors and the community.
In order to provide adequate seating and food for these events please RSVP at least 2 days before the presentation. Phone (507) 284-3676 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 23 (Wed.) Phillips Hall
Medical Book Collecting and Scholarship: A Recovering Bibliomaniac Shares His Perspective
W. Bruce Fye, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Medicine and the History of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Plummer N-10
March 20 (Wed.) Leighton Auditorium
The Crusade for Forgotten Souls: Reforming Minnesota's Mental Institutions, 1946-1954
Susan Bartlett Foote, JD, MA, Professor Emerita, Division of Health Policy and Management, University of Minnesota
June 5 (Wed.) Phillips Hall
Hidden in Plain View: Discovering the Work of a 16th Century Anatomist Hidden in the Historiated Initials of Andreas Vesalius - Surprising Images of the Healing, Stealing, Dissection, and Visection of Bodies
Douglas J. Lanska, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAN, Professor, I. M. Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia. Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
July 24 (Wed.) Leighton Auditorium
The History of Neurology in Film: The Early Beginnings
Dr. Eelco F. Wijdicks, Neurology, Mayo W-8B
October 2 (Wed.) Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Bldg.
Title to be announced
Ms. Judith Hartzell,
November 14 (Thurs.) Phillips Hall
Title to be announced
W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor
Paul D. Kligfield, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
The W. Bruce Fye History of Medicine Library is a specialized library housing important collections in the history of medicine and allied sciences. Several thousand volumes of rare medical classics (from 1479) and early journal literature (from 1665) comprise the core collection of primary literature on all aspects of medicine and allied fields. More recently published histories, biographies, facsimiles, and other support materials comprise the remainder of the collection of some 23,000 total volumes. Special strengths include anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, immunology, ophthalmology and neurology. The library also has a large collection of Mayo physician bound reprints.
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