A reminder to all of our readers in the Portland metro area that the 2007-09 season of OHSU History of Medicine Society Lectures kicks off today at noon:
“Impressions of Monstrosity: Perceptions of Malformation Through the Ages”
Guest speaker, J. Bruce Beckwith, M.D., Adjunct Professor, Pathology and Human Anatomy, Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Dr. Beckwith, a pediatric pathologist, has made significant contributions in several areas of medicine including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, and the National Wilms Tumor Registry. Author or co-author of books on SIDS, anencephaly, and renal tumors, Dr. Beckwith has been a director of the National Wilms Tumor Registry since its founding and is an international authority on pediatric neoplasia.
Friday, October 12, 2007
Public lecture: 12:15 p.m.
Refreshments served at noon
Location: Old Library Auditorium
(If you're out of the metro area or otherwise unable to attend today's event, stay tuned for the announcement of the availability of the streaming video of the lecture on our web site.)
The OHSU Library has long maintained a special collection of materials on SIDS to support families who have been touched by the tragic syndrome. Books in this group can be found by searching "Oregon Memorial Library for Bereaved Parents" in the library catalog.