Thursday, October 18, 2012

OHSU History of Medicine Society lecture: "Surgical Transgressions? Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley and the Controversial Artificial Heart Case of 1969"

OHSU History of Medicine Society Lecture:
“Surgical Transgressions? Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley and the Controversial Artificial Heart Case of 1969”
Shelley McKellar, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario
Friday, October 26, 2012
Public lecture: 12:15pm
Refreshments served at noon
Location: Old Library Auditorium

Shelley McKellar, Ph.D. is the Jason Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. She studies the history of medicine and disease, with a special interest in the history of medical technology, the history of surgery, and medical biography. Professor McKellar received a Ph.D. in History at the University of Toronto, under the noted medical historian Michael Bliss. In 2003, she published Surgical Limits: The Life of Gordon Murray, a biography of the Toronto heart surgeon. Her book on medical devices, Medicine and Technology in Canada, 1900-1950 was published in 2008. She is currently working on book projects related to artificial heart technology and disease screening. At the University of Western Ontario, Professor McKellar teaches history of medicine courses and curates the university’s Medical Artifact Collection.

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, October 16, 2012

Oregon's Doctor to the World book launch

Yesterday's mail brought us copies of Kimberly Jensen's new book, Oregon's Doctor to the World: Esther Pohl Lovely and a Life in Activism, hot off the University of Washington presses!

As regular readers of this blog know, Kim's research drew heavily on HC&A's collections of Esther Pohl Lovejoy's papers, photographs and artifacts. We are enormously proud to have supported Kim's research, and congratulate her on the publication of her second book.

Oregon Historical Society is hosting Kim's book launch on October 22, at 7pm. Admission is free, but requires an RSVP to 503-306-5214. Hope to see you there!