Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tomorrow! History of medicine lecture by Don Blanchard

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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

OHSU Oral History Program update

Last week we recorded our third oral history interview with faculty from the School of Nursing's Ashland campus. Our subject was Juliana Cartwright, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the School of Nursing. She was interviewed by Barbara Gaines, R.N., Ed.D., who is Emeritus Professor at the School of Nursing, a nursing historian, and a longtime supporter of our oral history program. It was easy to see why Julie has received so much recognition as a teacher during her career: she is an outstanding storyteller and narrator and brought all her experiences to life.

This session concludes our series of three interviews in support of the Ashland program's current efforts to document their history. Previous interviews were conducted on the campus last September. Each interview will result in an edited DVD and a transcript, which will be available for checkout from the Main Library.  Copies will also be retained in the archives of Southern Oregon University.