Thursday, November 29, 2012

OHSU History of Medicine Society lecture - tomorrow!

Please join us tomorrow in the OHSU Auditorium for our third History of Medicine Society lecture of the season:

“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 Timesbestseller 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. 

The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event please contact Maija Anderson (503-418-2287) at least five business days prior to the event.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Scavenger Hunt update!

Earlier this month I posted about the OHSU 125th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt, one of many special events planned to celebrate our university's big birthday. The Scavenger Hunt ran from November 2nd to 19th and was a huge success. In the last few days of the event, we hosted a steady stream of hunters looking for clues in the History of Medicine Room. Most of them were first-time visitors, and it was great fun to introduce so many new people to HC&A.

Above: A team of nursing students researching clues in the History of Medicine Room.

As a judge, I was absolutely staggered when I found out that we had received over 50 entries! I've only peeked at a few of the entries so far, but a truly impressive level of creativity and energy went into many of them. If you're an OHSU employee or student, watch the Staff News blog this week as we begin announcing the winners!