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Department Events

Brown Bags

Brown Bag talks take place at Noon on Fridays. A schedule of upcoming History of Science Brown Bags can be viewed on the History Department Events web page.


September 29 (Thursday) at 4:30 pm

Susan E. Lederer, Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison
Title: “‘Fun in Bed’: Entertaining the Convalescent in early 20th-century America”

Location: 984 Memorial Library (Special Collections).

This Mellon Science and Print Culture Workshop talk is part of the A.W. Mellon Interdisciplinary Workshops in the Humanities, sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at UW-Madison with support from the A.W. Mellon Foundation.
October 11 (Tuesday) at 7:00 pm

Paul L. Kaufman, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Title: “From Cells to Clinic: No Direct Flights - Animal Research and the Treatment of Glaucoma.”

Location: Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
First Floor Town Center, 1300 University Ave

After Dr. Kaufman's talk there will be an interactive discussion session with the audience and a panel of experts, including Dr. Susan E. Lederer and Alta Charo of the Medical History & Bioethics Department, representing a range of perspectives. Scientists, students, and members of the community are welcome and encouraged to attend. (Event Flyer)
October 21 (Friday) at 5:30 pm

Doctoberfest: Health and the Future, October 21 & 22
Experience the University of Wisconsin's finest and brightest in the field of medicine in over 20 talks, a medical school fair, and research symposium. This is a weekend-long Midwest conference you will not want to miss if you want to take the next step in your career.

One of the keynote speakers will be Norm Fost, MD, MPH, Dept. of Medical History and Bioethics, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, who will discuss “Top Ten Myths About Health Care Rationing.” Fost will speak on Saturday, October 22, from 11 am to Noon.

Location: Health Sciences Learning Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presented by AMSA Wisconsin; visit the AMSA web site for additional information.
November 17 (Thursday) at Noon

Susan E. Lederer, Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison
Title: “Water Water Everywhere: Human Experiments in Drinking Seawater.”

Location: Union South at 1308 W. Dayton. Check the “TITU” board on the day of the talk. In conjunction with Ebling's historical and art exhibitions honoring the Sea: http://ebling.library.wisc.edu/artatebling/index.php
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