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.


Spring 2018 Schedule

Edgar R. “Painless” Parker: Vaudevillian Dentist

Monday January 22, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Bobby M. Collins, DDS, MS, Clinical Associate Professor of Dental Medicine

Clara Louise Maass: Servant Nurse Leader Undaunted

Monday February 26, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Carol E. Winters, PhD, RN, CNE, Professor and Director, MSN, Nursing Education Concentration

Death and Diversity in Civil War Medicine

Monday March 26, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Margaret Humphreys, MD, PhD, Josiah Charles Trent Professor in the History of Medicine, Duke University

The History of PTSD: How Cultural Narratives Affect the Patient Experience

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:30pm

Presented by Sheena M. Eagan, MPH, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Interdisciplinary Studies


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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