Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Oregon Historical Society symposium on death, dignity and the settlement of Oregon

Our colleagues at Oregon Historical Society are hosting a symposium on the theme of death in Oregon history, which may be of interest to many of our blog readers.

Death and the Settling and Unsettling of Oregon: An Oregon Historical Quarterly Symposium
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Oregon Historical Society

The full-day symposium includes presentations by historians, anthropologists, and tribal leaders. Lauren Kessler, Professor of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon, will give a keynote speech titled “Death with — and without — Dignity: Oregon's Progressive — and Regressive — Attitudes toward Ending Life.”


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture, November 15th: Emily Dickinson: Poet and Eye Patient

Our next History of Medicine Society lecture is coming soon!

Emily Dickinson: Poet and Eye Patient
Donald L. Blanchard, M.D., Oregon Health & Science University
Friday, November 15, 2013
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Refreshments served at noon
Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Donald L. Blanchard, M.D. is Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Oregon Health & Science University.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Boston University, and earned his M.D. in 1973 from University of Oregon Medical School. Dr. Blanchard completed an internship at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, CA; and a fellowship and residency in ophthalmology at UOMS. In 2008, OHSU honored him with the Volunteer of the Year Award for his work at Casey Eye Institute. He has also held practices in La Grande, OR and at Kaiser in Portland. In addition to medical research published in JAMA and leading ophthalmological journals, Dr. Blanchard has published over a dozen works of historical scholarship, including articles on the history of ophthalmology, and translations of German classics for Wayenborgh’s The History of Ophthalmology series.  In 2012, his research on Emily Dickinson’s consultation with Dr. Henry Willard Williams was published in the Proceedings of the Cogan Ophthalmic History Society, and reprinted in the Archives of Ophthalmology.

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.