Monday, May 05, 2008

History of Medicine Society Lecture TODAY!

For readers in the Portland area, a reminder that the final lecture in the 2007-08 season of OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture Series will take place today at noon--please join us! The full announcement follows:

The OHSU History of Medicine Society is proud to announce the next presentation in the OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture Series:

"William Stewart Halsted: Our Surgical Heritage"
Guest speaker, John L. Cameron, M.D., Alfred Blalock Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Monday May 5, 2008
Public lecture: 12:15 p.m.
Refreshments served at noon
Location: Old Library Auditorium

Dr. Cameron, the Alfred Blalock Professor of Surgery, Distinguished Service Professor, and the first William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins, stepped down in 2003 as surgeon-in-chief and chairman of the Department of Surgery. He has made many contributions to the understanding of the pathophysiology and management of benign and malignant pancreatic diseases. Most often associated with the Whipple procedure, a complex operation used to treat a variety of pancreatic diseases including pancreatic cancer, he has performed more of these operations than any other surgeon in the world. Except for two years at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Dr. Cameron has spent his entire medical career at Johns Hopkins. He has published over 300 articles, over 90 book chapters, and is the editor of nine books. He is on the editorial board of several journals, is co-editor of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery and is editor of Advances in Surgery. Dr. Cameron remains active as a clinical surgeon, as a teacher, and an investigator.

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