Monday, June 15, 2020

2020-2021 Lecture Season

The C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society is pleased to announce its 37th lecture season (2020-2021):

Dr. David CooperSeptember 29, 2020 ~ "The Daring Young Surgeons Who Pioneered Heart Surgery," David Cooper, MD (Xenotransplantation Program/Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham)

This lecture was rescheduled from April 7, 2020, due to COVID-19. We are so thankful that Dr. Cooper can join us, remotely, to kick off the academic year.

November 10, 2020 ~ Sylvan E. Stool Memorial Lecture ~ "TITLE TO BE DETERMINED," Mari Kathryn Webel, PhD (History, University of Pittsburgh)
The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern ...
We regret being unable to host our annual banquet after this talk due to the pandemic.

Professor Webel is celebrating the release of a new book: The Politics of Disease Control: Sleeping Sickness in Eastern Africa, 1890-1920 (New African Histories Series, Ohio University Press, 2019).

Karen B. Clay

January 26, 2021 ~ "TITLE TO BE DETERMINED," Karen Clay, PhD (Economics and Public Policy, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University)

We will conduct our Annual Business Meeting just before Professor Clay's lecture.

February 23, 2021 ~ "Health Care and the Building of Modern Pittsburgh," Andrew Simpson, PhD (History, Duquesne University)

The Medical Metropolis: Health Care and Economic Transformation in Pittsburgh and HoustonAt noon on the same day, Professor Simpson will deliver Grand Rounds for the University of Pittsburgh Department of Internal Medicine. Information about that talk can be obtained on their website or by joining our mailing list.

Professor Simpson is also celebrating a new book: The Medical Metropolis: Health Care and Economic Transformation in Pittsburgh and Houston (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019).

April 6, 2021 ~ Annual Ravitch Lecture ~ "A Sordid Episode in the History of Medial Ethics: The Gosnell Abortion-Murder Trial," Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD (Emeritus, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh)

Dr. Herlich is the President of the C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society from 2019-2021.

NEW THIS YEAR: Our usual venue, Scaife Hall, is undergoing renovations. Due to physical distancing recommendations, we will host this year's lectures online via Zoom. The lectures will start at 6pm Eastern Time and last for 45-50 minutes, with a short period of questions and answers afterward. You do not need a special account or application to join the live stream, which will continue to be free. To find the link, check back on this page, any of our social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook), or become a member to be added to the mailing list. Annual dues are $10 for trainees and $25 for everyone else and can be paid online (see column at right) or via postal mail to Adam Davis (send an email to for the address).

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