Tuesday, November 13, 2012

OHSU History of Medicine Society lecture: "John Hunter, the Once and Future Surgeon"

“John Hunter, The Once and Future Surgeon:  Why the work of an eighteenth-century pioneer is still relevant today”
Wendy Moore, author and journalist
Friday, November 30, 2012
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Refreshments served at noon
Location: Old Library Auditorium

Wendy Moore is a British journalist and author. Her first book, The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery was published in 2005 and won the Medical Journalists’ Association Consumer Book Award. Her second book, Wedlock: How Georgian Britain’s Worst Husband Met His Match, was published in 2009 and reached number one on the Sunday Times bestseller list. She is currently working on her third book, due for publication in early 2013. As an award-winning freelance journalist specializing in health issues, Moore has been published in national newspapers, the British Medical Journal, and History Today. She currently writes a column on medical history for the BMJ. Her combined interest in medicine and history led to her taking the diploma in the history of medicine with the Society of Apothecaries (DHMSA) in 1999, earning the Macabbean prize for the best dissertation.