Medical History Interest Group Lectures

The MHIG lectures promote a greater understanding of the historical and philosophical underpinnings of today’s health care disciplines. The lectures are sponsored by Laupus Library History Collections & the Department of Bioethics & Interdisciplinary Studies.

Many of our lectures have been recorded and are available in our archives.


Fall 2018 Schedule

The Health Principles Practiced at John Harvey Kellogg’s Battle Creek Sanitarium

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Roman Pawlak, PhD, RD, Associate Professor, Department of Nutrition Science, College of Allied Health Sciences

Paleopathology: Rewriting the History of Plagues and Diseases with Modern Molecular DNA Methods

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:30pm

Richard J. Baltaro, MD, PhD, Professor Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Influenza 1918: The North Carolina Experience

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Dan Shingleton, MSW, N.C. Division of Public Health (retired), ECU (retired)

Mariners’ Maladies: Examining Medical Equipage from the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Dr. Linda F. Carnes-McNaughton, RPA; Archaeologist, Fort Bragg Cultural Resources Management Program


All lectures are held at the 4th floor Evelyn Fike Laupus Gallery of the Laupus Library (except where noted).

Refreshments will be provided.

Lectures may be videotaped.

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