Friday, May 18, 2007

Today: Bliss lecture on Cushing


A reminder that today at noon in the Old Library Auditorium historian Michael Bliss will be delivering the final lecture in the 2006-07 History of Medicine Lecture Series:

"An American Epic: Harvey Cushing and the founding of neurosurgery"

Professor Bliss' book, Harvey Cushing: a life in surgery was published by Oxford University Press in 2005.

Also a reminder that there are only two weeks left to see the current Historical Collections & Archives exhibit "A Return from Oblivion: Portland's first neurosurgeon, A.J. McLean." Mounted to coincide with today's lecture, the exhibit explores the relationship between McLean and his mentor Cushing. Materials were drawn from the Arthur J. McLean Collection (Accession 2001-014), which contains correspondence between McLean and Cushing (such as the letter shown here), as well as correspondence between McLean and other notable neurosurgeons of the early 20th century. For a list of some of the correspondents, please see the catalog record for the collection.

For those readers who cannot make it to campus, a reminder that the online portion of the exhibit is currently located on our main exhibits site. Additionally, streaming video of Bliss' talk will be available on our lecture series site a few days from now.

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