Friday, February 01, 2008

History of Medicine lecture today

A reminder that our next OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture will take place at noon today in the OHSU Old Library Auditorium. Author and OHSU alum Tom Hager will present his talk, "The Gorgon's Blood: a Greek Myth, a German Doctor, and the Rise of MRSA."

Tom Hager has written or edited five books on science and medicine. His most recent is The Demon under the Microscope: From Battlefield Hospitals to Nazi Labs, One Doctor's Heroic Search for the World's First Miracle Drug (2006,). Hager started writing after earning a master's degree in medical microbiology and immunology from OHSU, then a second in science journalism from the University of Oregon. In 1983 he became founding editor of LC Magazine, a trade publication for scientists. He has spoken widely, to groups ranging from AAAS and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, to media including C-Span's "BookTV" and National Public Radio's "Weekend Edition," "Science Friday," and "Tech Nation." Hager's other books include Aging Well (1990); Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling (1995); Linus Pauling and the Chemistry of Life (1998); and Linus Pauling: Scientist and Peacemaker (2001). His next book, Out of Thin Air, will be available next fall.

For more information on Hager, check out his web site.

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