Monday, March 25, 2013

Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade

The TMC Library and the UTHealth McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics present a lecture in conjunction with the 2012 - 2013 Medical Ethics Series and the Houston History of Medicine Society Lecture Series.

Polio: A Look Back at America's Most Successful Public Health Crusade by Dr. David Oshinsky, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Polio: An American Story, on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at The M. D. Anderson Cancer Center - Onstead Auditorium. Located on the second floor of the John P. McGovern Commons Building,  6550 Bertner Avenue, Houston, TX 77030.

Dr. David Oshinsky holds the Jack S. Blanton Chair in History and is a Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and a distinguished scholar in residence at New York University. He will discuss how the battle against polio revolutionized philanthropy and medical research in America.

Dr. Oshinsky specializes in 20th Century United States political and cultural history. His latest book, Polio: An American Story, details the American battle with polio and the intense search for a cure. It won both the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Hoover Presidential Book Award. His articles and reviews appear regularly in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education and other national publications.

This lecture is also part of the Houston History of Medicine Society lecture series.

Lunch will be provided on a first-come first-served basis

Attendees will be eligible to win a drawing for a Kindle E-Book reader by completing a short interactive quiz on National Library of Medicine databases such as PubMed. 

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This project has been funded in part with federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, under Contract No. HHSN-276-2011-00007-C with the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.

Additional sponsorship is being provided by UTHealth and by Elsevier, New England Journal of Medicine, Science and Ovid, some of the leading providers of science and health information resources available at the TMC Library.

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