Monday, May 17, 2010

TODAY and TONIGHT: All medical history, all the time

A reminder that today is the day for the last OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture of the 2009-2010 season! Come and join us for this free presentation, with speaker Roger Alberty, MD, FACS, discussing Helen Taussig and the blue baby operation. (Complete details below.)

Also, the new Oregon Experience episode on tuberculosis treatment in Oregon premieres tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Oregon Public Broadcasting. White Plague, produced by Eric Cain, tells the story of the "historical impact of TB in Oregon"--and it features numerous images and objects from the Historical Collections & Archives, as well as interviews with physicians, patients, and others involved in the fight. See the OPB Oregon Experience web site for more details; the program will be available for purchase as a DVD after its air date.

It's Monday; get your history on! We hope to see you at 12:15 p.m.

Lecture details:
“Blue Blood and Blue Babies: The Story of Helen Taussig”
Guest speaker: Roger E. Alberty, M.D.,
Director of the National Surgery Quality Improvement Program
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Monday May 17, 2010
Public lecture: 12:15 p.m.
Refreshments served at noon
Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Dr. Roger Alberty earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1968. He arrived in Portland later that year for an internship at Good Samaritan Hospital. He went on to complete a residency in general surgery and a fellowship in peripheral vascular surgery at St. Vincent Hospital. He has been on the faculty at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center since that time, serving as chief of surgery from 1985-1986 and 1996-2007. In 2008, the Portland Clinic named their new surgical outpatient center in Tigard after Alberty, in honor of his thirty-year tenure with the clinic and his long service to the medical community.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

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