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History of Medicine Lecture Series

History of Medicine March 13, 2013
The Fields of Gettysburg Through the Eyes of Battlefield Surgeons

Presented by: Barbara Sanders, B.A., M.A.
Education Specialist, Gettysburg National Military Park

In this lecture Barbara will explore the preparedness of the medical Corps on both the North and the South before and during the war, and will focus on the events of the Battle of Gettysburg.

A graduate of La Salle University in Philadelphia, Barbara began her career within the museums of that city before moving to Washington, D.C. to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from The George Washington University’s Museum Education program.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. pre-talk refreshments at 5:30
Room: T2500 Cancer Institute


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2012-2013 Hershey Lecturer in the History of Medicine

April History of Medicine EMAILApril 17, 2013
mai ho`oka`awale `ohana
(The Disease that Separates Family): Hansen’s Disease in Hawai`i, 1866-1969

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. with pre-talk refreshments at 5:30 • Room: T2500

Presented by: Kerri Inglis, Ph.D.
History Department, University of Hawai`i at Hilo

Author of Ma ‘i Lepera: Disease and Displacement in Nineteenth-Century Hawai’i

From 1866 to 1969, approximately 8,000 persons were quarantined or exiled to the Molokai leprosy settlement in the Hawaiian Islands; but their story, in their words, has seldom been told.

Endeavoring to recover the patients’ voices in this significant moment in Hawaiian history, Kerri Inglis will present an examination of the many letters and articles that patients and their loved ones wrote to the Board of Health and Hawaiian language newspapers in the 19th century, as well as oral histories that have been collected in the 20th century. Together they tell the story of a disease, a changing society’s reaction to that disease, and of the consequences of that experience for Hawai‘i and its people.

From their writings we are privy to the most personal of moments – simple but profound experiences of living with the disease, being separated from loved ones, surviving and dying, in exile.



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