lundi 30 juillet 2012

Lister à McGill

The “most powerful agency in the development of surgery in this century”: The Connections between Scotland, McGill, and Joseph Lister’s Antiseptic Surgery

JUN. 1, 2012 TO SEP. 30, 2012
McIntyre Medical Building, 3655 promenade Sir William Osler Montreal H3G 1Y6 Quebec Canada

An exhibition at the Osler Library of the History of Medicine

Dr. Joseph Lister’s method of using carbolic acid as a means of avoiding surgical infection, first published in The Lancet in 1867, revolutionized surgery by significantly lowering mortality rates. Lister had developed the approach while at the University of Edinburgh and the University of Glasgow in the 1860s and 1870s, and within two years of the publication of his Lancet article, his surgical method was being attempted by several members of McGill University’s medical faculty. Over the next decade a number of McGill students and faculty travelled to Scotland to observe the approach and obtain personal instruction from Lister himself. This continued a tradition of medical knowledge transfer between Scotland and McGill which dated back to McGill’s establishment and the creation of its first faculty, the Faculty of Medicine.

This exhibition draws on material from the Osler Library, the McGill University Archives, the Faculty of Medicine, the McGill University Health Centre, and elsewhere to illustrate the significant connections between McGill, the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and Dr. Lister’s surgical revolution.

Guests are invited to view the exhibition on the third floor of the McIntyre Medical Sciences Buildingover the summer.

Explorer le cerveau victorien

William Richard Gowers 1845-1915: Exploring the Victorian Brain

Ann Scott is William Richard Gowers' great-granddaughter. 
Mervyn Eadie is an expert in the field of clinical neurology and neuropharmacology, particularly in relation to the treatment of epilepsy and migraine. 
Born in Merseyside, Andrew Lees qualified in medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical College in 1970. 

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (Sep 30 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199692319
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199692316

Sir William Richard Gowers was one of the pre-eminent clinical neurologists of the nineteenth century. He is best remembered for his discovery of the eponymous "Gowers' sign", for his invention of the patella hammer, and for authoring the classic two-volume neurology textbook Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System. To date Dr Gowers has been the subject of only one published biography, while some aspects of Gowers' work have been chronicled in historical works regarding the history of neurology. This book goes into greater detail than ever, presenting the life story behind a great Victorian brain. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of family photographs and original sketches, the authors cover Gowers' early years, his clinical work at Queen Square, his accolades, and friendships with explorers and famous authors. Co-authored by an academic with special access to the Gowers family archives and two leading neurologists, this book is the first definitive reference work on the life of William Richard Gowers, and will be of great interest to neurologists, neuroscientists, medical historians, and laypersons with an interest in neurology and mental illness.

Histoire de l'ostéopathie britannique

Bonesetters: A History of British Osteopathy

John O'Brien

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Éditeur: Anshan Ltd (Sep 30 2012)
  • Langue: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848290713
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848290716
  • Dimensions du produit: 21,4 x 14,5 x 1 cm

Osteopathic history has been handed down to the profession in half-truths and superficial generalisations that have caused friction and wariness among colleagues, particularly when a more united profession was attempting to emerge. Bonesetters: a History of Osteopathy has been written using primary sources and previously unreleased archive material in order to bring clarification and to provide an accepted base of knowledge for osteopathy and osteopathic practice. There are many instances of cooperation between bonesetters and osteopaths during the early decades of the last century. This book aims to clarify the past in readable portions without the reader being overwhelmed by the number of institutions involved or weighed down metaphorically by the complexity of certain situations. The true heroes of this tale are the number of early practitioners dedicating their time and expertise to their communities, often under considerable difficulties. They made it possible for successive generations to enter these same informed neighbourhoods to practice successfully without duress. Yet these areas are changing and osteopathy needs to address this. There are lessons to learn from osteopathic history and one hopes that students, colleagues and others interested in its past gain something from this book. It is primarily designed as a ready reckoner for students who require some knowledge of our past but not necessarily too detailed. For those who aspire to a more thorough discourse, this book may act as a launching pad to do so. Qualified practitioners who need to refresh their memory can dip into the book at leisure or during gaps in daily practice. Bonesetters: a History of Osteopathy educates every reader in the gradual development and acceptance of osteopathic practice and suggests lessons to be learned for the future of the profession.

Santé publique et race à la frontière mexicaine

Fevered Measures: Public Health and Race at the Texas-Mexico Border, 1848-1942

John McKiernan-Gonzalez 

  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Éditeur: Duke University Press (Sep 4 2012)
  • Langue: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822352761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822352761

In Fevered Measures, John Mckiernan-Gonzalez examines public health campaigns along the Texas-Mexico border between 1848 and 1942 and reveals the changing medical and political frameworks U.S. health authorities used to treat the threat of epidemic disease. The medical borders created by these officials changed with each contagion and sometimes varied from the existing national borders. Federal officers sought to distinguish Mexican citizens from American citizens, a process troubled by the deeply interconnected nature of border communities. Mckiernan-Gonzalez uncovers forgotten or ignored cases where large populations of Mexicans, Mexican Americans, African Americans, and other groups were subjects and agents of forced vaccinations, involuntary inspections, field trials, and region-wide federal quarantines. These cases illustrate the ways medical encounters shaped border identities before the Mexican Revolution. Mckiernan-Gonzalez also maintains that the threat of disease provided a venue to destabilize identity at the border, enacted processes of racialization, and re-legitimized the power of United States policymakers. He demonstrates how this complex history continues to shape and frame contemporary perceptions of the Latino body today.

Ressources d'histoire de la médecine en Asie

Call for Resources: FHSAsia Pedagogical Resource for the History of Sci/Med/Tech in Asia

The Forum for the History of Science in Asia (FHSAsia) is a special interest group of the History of Science Society that it devoted to the history of science, medicine, and technology in Asia, with all of those categories broadly and inclusively defined.

I'm writing briefly because the FHSAsia is in the process of compiling pedagogical materials to be hosted on the "Teaching Resources" section of our website. It can be very difficult to identify and access good materials to teach the history of sci/med/tech as it relates to Asia, and this forthcoming FHSAsia resource is meant as a service that will help not just specialists in the field but also colleagues who would like to integrate more Asia-related pedagogical resources into their teaching of the history of sci/med/tech. With that in mind, if you
have materials that you would like to share please email them to I will be compiling and uploading them over the next several months. Resources might include:
- syllabi
- suggestions for primary or secondary source readings
- sample assignments
- links to useful web resources
- and, *importantly*, translations of primary source documents that you don't mind sharing.

These materials will ultimately be posted here.

Please feel welcome to write with any questions or suggestions.
With all best wishes, and with apologies for cross-posting,
Carla Nappi (on behalf of the FHSAsia)

dimanche 29 juillet 2012

Histoire de la première révolution sexuelle

The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution 

Faramerz Dabhoiwala is lecturer, tutor, and Senior Fellow in Modern History at Exeter College, University of Oxford, and is a member of the Royal Historical Society.

  • Hardcover: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199892415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199892419

A man admits that, when drunk, he tried to have sex with an eighteen-year-old girl; she is arrested and denies they had intercourse, but finally begs God's forgiveness. Then she is publicly hanged alongside her attacker. These events took place in 1644, in Boston, where today they would be viewed with horror. How--and when--did such a complete transformation of our culture's attitudes toward sex occur?

In The Origins of Sex, Faramerz Dabhoiwala provides a landmark history, one that will revolutionize our understanding of the origins of sexuality in modern Western culture. For millennia, sex had been strictly regulated by the Church, the state, and society, who vigorously and brutally attempted to punish any sex outside of marriage. But by 1800, everything had changed. Drawing on vast research--from canon law to court cases, from novels to pornography, not to mention the diaries and letters of people great and ordinary--Dabhoiwala shows how this dramatic change came about, tracing the interplay of intellectual trends, religious and cultural shifts, and politics and demographics. The Enlightenment led to the presumption that sex was a private matter; that morality could not be imposed; that men, not women, were the more lustful gender. Moreover, the rise of cities eroded community-based moral policing, and religious divisions undermined both church authority and fear of divine punishment. Sex became a central topic in poetry, drama, and fiction; diarists such as Samuel Pepys obsessed over it. In the 1700s, it became possible for a Church of Scotland leader to commend complete sexual liberty for both men and women. Arguing that the sexual revolution that really counted occurred long before the cultural movement of the 1960s, Dabhoiwala offers readers an engaging and wholly original look at the Western world's relationship to sex. Deeply researched and powerfully argued, The Origins of Sex is a major work of history.

Les soins de santé dans le sud américain

Call for papers on health care in the South 

for a proposed panel at the 2013 Southern Historical Association Conference

in St. Louis, Missouri (October 3- November 3, 2013).

 The deadline for the panel proposal is September 15, 2012.

Please, email me at, if you are interested. Below is information on the conference:

Call For Papers
79th Annual Meeting of the Southern Historical Association St. Louis, Missouri
October 31-November 3, 2013 The Program Committee for 2013, chaired by Cynthia Kierner, George Mason University, invites proposals on all topics related to the history of the American South from its pre-colonial era to today.
The Program Committee accepts proposals for single papers but encourages session proposals that include two or three papers. Individuals interested in using the SHA website to organize a session with complementary papers may send an e-mail to Sheree Dendy with their name, e-mail address, and proposed paper topic. She will post this information on the SHA website, which others seeking compatible co-panelists may consult. Click to view current postings of those seeking related proposals.
According to SHA policy, no one who appeared on the previous two programs, those at Baltimore and Mobile, can be part of the program in St. Louis.
All proposals for the 2013 program must be submitted online. Click "back" to access proposal forms.
The deadline for proposals is September 15, 2012.

Nancy Jane Traylor-Heard
218 Allen Hall
Mississippi State, Mississippi 39762

Email: njt50@msstate.ed

samedi 28 juillet 2012

Les pouvoirs médicaux dans l'Antiquité

Causing Health and Disease: Medical Powers in Classical and Late Antiquity 

International conference organized by the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project 

21– 22 September 2012 
at Corpus Christi College, Rainolds room, Oxford. 

If you have a query about the conference, please email Anna Marmodoro at:


Thursday 20 of September

7:30–8:30pm dinner in college for those registered

8:30–9:30 pm tbc: Irini Viltanioti (Brussels/Oxford), “Ancient medical instruments from the National Archaeological Museum, Athens”

Friday 21 of September

9:30–11 Tiberiu Popa (Butler University), "Hippocratic Connections between Material Powers and Higher-Level Dispositions"

11–11:30 coffee/tea break

11:30–1pm Philip van der Eijk (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), "Powers of Medicines, their Ontological Status and the Structure of their Efficacy"

1–2pm lunch in college

2–3:30pm Roberto Lo Presti (Università degli Studi di Palermo), "Informing Matters or En-mattered Forms: Shaping the Notion of Dynamis in Aristotle's and Galen's Embryology"

3:45–5:15pm Jim Hankinson (University of Texas at Austin), Title tba

5:15–5:30 coffee/tea break

5:30–7pm Barbara Zipser (Royal Holloway University of London), "Describing Vision: Galen's texts on eye anatomy and their terminology"

7:30pm dinner at the Chiang Mai Kitchen, at one's own cost

Saturday 22 of September

9:00–10:30am Brooke Holmes (Princeton University), "Immanent Intelligence in Galen's On Natural Faculties"

10:30–11:00 coffee/tea break

11:00–12:30pm Geoffrey Lloyd (University of Cambridge), "Process-based versus Object-based Ontologies: Some Comparative Observations"

12:30–1:30pm sandwich lunch in college for those registered

1:30–2:30pm Hans-Georg Moeller (University College, Cork), "On the `Dialectics' of Health/Sickness and Strength/Weakness in Ancient Daoist Philosophy"

2:30–2:45pm coffee/tea break

2:45–3:45 Elisabeth Hsu (Oxford), Title tba

3:45pm Final remarks, coffee/tea, departure

Registration, accommodation and opening dinner

Registration is £10, but free for students.

Rooms in Corpus Christi College are available to those attending the conference. The cost is £49.50 per night (single occupation, with shared toilet facilities). Registration for rooms and shared meals will be available shortly via the online registration system, which will be accessible on our website.

Please also note that the conference will open with a dinner and program (details tbc) on the evening of 20th September. Participation is open to all (the cost is £35, with space for 15 participants), and registration will also be available through the online system.

Graduate students seeking assistance with the costs of attending this conference may wish to apply to the The Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund. Its trustees are 'particularly keen to support attendance by individuals or groups at seminars or conferences.'

If you have a query about the conference, please email Anna Marmodoro at:

La médecine révolutionnaire de Cuba

Revolutionary Medicine: Health and the Body in Post-Soviet Cuba

P. Sean Brotherton is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Yale University

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (March 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822351943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822351948

Revolutionary Medicine is a richly textured examination of the ways that Cuba's public health care system has changed during the past two decades and of the meaning of those changes for ordinary Cubans. Until the Soviet bloc collapsed in 1989, socialist Cuba encouraged citizens to view access to health care as a human right and the state's responsibility to provide it as a moral imperative. Since the loss of Soviet subsidies and the tightening of the U.S. economic embargo, Cuba's government has found it hard to provide the high-quality universal medical care that was so central to the revolutionary socialist project. In Revolutionary Medicine, P. Sean Brotherton deftly integrates theory and history with ethnographic research in Havana, including interviews with family physicians, public health officials, research scientists, and citizens seeking medical care. He describes how the deterioration of health and social welfare programs has led Cubans to seek health care through informal arrangements, as well as state-sponsored programs. Their creative, resourceful pursuit of health and well-being provides insight into how they navigate, adapt to, and pragmatically cope with the rapid social, economic, and political changes in post-Soviet Cuba.

jeudi 26 juillet 2012

Histoire sociale de la guérison en Inde

A Social History of Healing in India: De-centring Indigenous Medicine 

Projit Bihari Mukharji is a research fellow in the Department of History, Oxford Brookes University, UK. His research interests lie in the field of the social history of medicine.

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (August 30, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0415499526
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415499521
This book re-connects the history of medicine with the social and political history of India and analyses the popular and subaltern healing practices in the region. Moving away from the view that a relatively homogenous and discrete set of practices organized under the name of ‘indigenous’ medicine confronted an equally homogenous and discrete set of ‘modern’ practices in a colonial situation, the author argues that both the pre-existing domain of healing as well as the new forces of modernity was heterogeneous and pluralised. The book argues that owing to this plurality on both sides their relationship was not an uniformly confrontational one. Different aspects of the pre-existing healing praxes articulated with different aspects of colonial modernity through a range of ways ranging from mimesis to confrontation. The first full-length first historical exploration of the histories of ‘minor/non-classical’ domain of healing, the book maps the intellectual history of ‘subaltern’ healing in the region. It will be of interest to academics working in the field of Indian history, the history of medicine and public health.

Médecine dans l'Egypte ptolémaïque

Medicine and Society in Ptolemaic Egypt (Studies in Ancient Medicine) 

Philippa Lang  Ph.D. (2001) in Classics, University of Cambridge, is Assistant Professor of Classics at Emory University. She has published on Hellenistic medicine and classical philosophy, and is the author of two commentaries for Brill's New Jacoby.

  • Publisher: Brill Academic Pub (July 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9004218580
  • ISBN-13: 978-9004218581
Current questions on whether Hellenistic Egypt should be understood in terms of colonialism and imperialism, multicultural separatism, or integration and syncretism have never been closely studied in the context of healing. Yet illness affects and is affected by nutrition, disease and reproduction within larger questions of demography, agriculture and environment. It is crucial to every socio-economic group, all ages, and both sexes; perceptions and responses to illness are ubiquitous in all kinds of evidence, both Greek and Egyptian and from archaeology to literature. Examing all forms of healing within the specific socioeconomic and environmental constraints of the Ptolemies’ Egypt, this book explores how linguistic, cultural and ethnic affiliations and interactions were expressed in the medical domain.


Représentations historiques et culturelles des restes humains


EXPLORA (CAS–EA 801/Toulouse Natural History Museum) in partnership with the Academy of Medicine (Paris) and the Hunterian Museum (Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons, London)
This series of 3 interdisciplinary conferences to be held at the Natural History Museum of Toulouse (February 4, 2013), the Academy of Medicine in Paris (April, 4, 2013) and the Hunterian Museum in London (June 4, 2013) will examine the relationship between anatomical knowledge and practice and their cultural representations so as to offer an overview of the cultural reception of the exhibition of human remains. The conferences are aimed at scholars from a variety of medical humanities disciplines.

Natural History Museum­— Toulouse
February 4, 2013
Although modern anatomy owes a lot to comparative anatomy, the fairly recent separation between natural history museums and medical museums in the mid-nineteenth century has tended to obscure this connection. This conference intends to focus on the constitution, rise and evolution of medical museums and the ways in which the constitution of anatomical collections has been represented in literature and the arts. It will look at matters ranging from the use of menageries for anatomical research to the proximity between human and animal remains in medical museums, as well as issues of classification and organisation. The importance of zoological specimens in medical museums and the role played by animal remains in the constitution of private medical collections and pathological museums will be central to this conference, which aims to trace the impact of comparative anatomy on human anatomy and examine the debates raised by anatomists’ methods of investigation, such as those concerning vivisection or the human and humanity, as in the case of criminals or ‘savages’. By analysing the history of this aspect of medical museums together with its reception and popularisation, this conference will focus on the evolution of the representation of humans and animals as objects of medical investigation and look at literature and the arts as significant media playing an active part in the history of medicine.
We invite 20-minute papers that engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics:
-        medical museums and/as cabinets of curiosities
-        medical museums and comparative anatomy
-        animals and/in medical research
-        collecting, preserving, classifying human and animal remains
-        the location and architecture of medical museums
-        medical museums, humans and humanity
-        anatomical collections and the rise of criminal anthropology
-        anatomical collections and the rise of ethnology
-        representations of mad collectors/anatomists/surgeons
Please send 300-word proposals (attached as a .doc-file; in French or English), together with a short biographical note to Laurence Talairach-Vielmas ( & Rafael Mandressi ( Please write ‘EXPLORA/Medical Museums and Anatomical Collections/Abstract’ as email object. Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2012. Contributors will be notified that their proposal has been accepted by mid-October 2012.

Academy of Medicine—Paris
April 4, 2013

The second conference will look at anatomical models, their role in the history of anatomy and their cultural reception and representation. It aims to contextualise the rise of anatomical modelling and collections of wax models, and trace the history of natural anatomies and other media implicated in the teaching of anatomy and in representations of the human body as both aesthetic objects and informational tools. The conference will also illuminate the contrast between anatomical images and 3-D models, as well as between wax models (such as the differences between natural anatomies made from bodily remains and artificial wax models). Furthermore, it will attempt to interrogate the role that women played in this aspect of the history of anatomy, the differences between male and female natural anatomies and wax figures, as well as the audiences that these collections were intended for. This conference will also draw upon the long historical relationship between art and anatomy in order to identify the relationship between the realism of some media and enduring mythic elements, and examine how knowledge, even when giving an impression of immediate access, is fabricated, as typified by the poses or positions and facial attitudes of many a medical Venus. The history of anatomical models will also be studied through their literary representations: the conference will highlight the role that literature played in the popularisation of anatomical tools (from anatomical images to models), how literature and the arts traced their transformations and evolution, participated in the rise or fall of certain media, and pointed to gender or ethical issues related to the making or use of anatomical models.
We invite 20-minute papers that engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics :
-        anatomical models in medical museums/fairs/shows
-        anatomical knowledge, media and body representation
-        anatomical knowledge, models and medical education
-        the fabrication of anatomical knowledge
-        anatomical models, realism and artificiality
-        anatomical models and aestheticization
-        anatomical models and the macabre
-        anatomical models and pathology
-        anatomical models and gender representation
-        anatomical models and death
-        anatomical models and sexuality
-        anatomical models and gynecology, midwifery
-        anatomical models and legislation

Please send 300-word proposals (attached as a .doc-file; in French or English), together with a short biographical note to Laurence Talairach-Vielmas ( & Rafael Mandressi ( Please write ‘EXPLORA/Anatomical Models/Abstract’ as email object. Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2012. Contributors will be notified that their proposal has been accepted by mid-October 2012.

Hunterian Museum—London
4 June 2013
In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the issue of emotional responses related to the dissection and exhibition of human remains was increasingly at the heart of debates related to the constitution (and closing down) of medical museums. This last conference will analyse the reception of medical museums and their exhibited human remains, focusing more particularly on the impact of an increasingly fragmented and commodified human body. The conference will therefore look at the history of and debates around the exhibition of human remains and how these debates were represented in literature and the arts. It will investigate the changes in representation, tracing the evolution from the aestheticized bodies of the Renaissance to the human remains exhibited in nineteenth-century medical museums, and also explore how the exhibition of human remains radically changed ideas about the diffusion of knowledge and the relation between science and nature as well as suggested new epistemological strategies. Using literature and the arts as significant media in the popularisation of a new scopic regime (examining, for instance, literary and artistic representations of embalmed corpses, exhibited skeletons or bottled specimens), the conference will highlight the way in which the artistic field often offered a more humanized or ethically more complex version of the gruesome business of dissection that anatomists and curators were daily trying to make presentable to their audiences. In this way, the conference will probe the links between episteme and transgression, and call attention to the ethical questions that were raised (and still are) by the exhibition (or even trafficking) of human remains.
We invite 20-minute papers that engage with, but are not limited to, the following topics :
-        the history of the exhibition of human remains in medical essays, journals, manuals of dissection
-        the reception of human remains, audiences and gender issues
-        the policing of the gaze in medical museums
-        audience responses to natural anatomies and artificial models
-        the links between human remains and other anatomical tools
-        human remains, ethics and medicine
-        exhibited human remains and anatomical legislation
-        representations of human remains in broadsides, pamphlets, caricatures, advertising and fiction
-        representations of the corpse as commodity/anatomical material
-        representations of tissue trafficking
-        the reception/representation of human remains and the issue of mortality
-        the meaning(s) of human remains
-        human remains in Gothic/sensation/detective fiction
-        representations of anatomists and bodysnatchers in fiction and non-fiction (essays, manuscripts, letters, diaries, etc.)
-        stories and testimonies relating supplies of cadavers, the relation between anatomists and grave-robbers, dissection

Please send 300-word proposals (attached as a .doc-file; in English only), together with a short biographical note to Laurence Talairach-Vielmas ( & Rafael Mandressi ( Please write ‘EXPLORA/Exhibiting Human Remains/Abstract’ as email object. Deadline for submissions: September 1, 2012. Contributors will be notified that their proposal has been accepted by mid-October 2012.

Médecine ibérique médiévale

Call for Papers for Two Medical-Themed Sessions 

at the 48th International Medieval Congress

Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013)

Deadline for submission of paper proposals is September 15. However, the Congress encourages organizers to fill their sessions as soon as possible, so please submit your abstracts promptly. If you wait until the deadline you may find that the session you are interested in is no longer open.

The Iberomedieval Association of North America (IMANA) will sponsor six sessions at the Congress next May.

Medicine-related sessions:

Somatic Identities in Medieval Iberia: The Body as a Locus of Meaning -
Andrew Beresford

Medicine in Medieval Iberia - Cristina Guardiola

mercredi 25 juillet 2012

Exposition "Mortelle médecine"

From 1933 to 1945, Nazi Germany carried out a campaign to “cleanse” German society of people viewed as biological threats to the nation’s “health.” Enlisting the help of physicians and medically trained geneticists, psychiatrists, and anthropologists, the Nazis developed racial health policies that started with the mass sterilization of “hereditarily diseased” persons and ended with the near annihilation of European Jewry.

Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race traces this history from the early 20th-century international eugenics movement to the Nazi regime’s “science of race.” It also challenges viewers to reflect on the present-day interest in genetic manipulation that promotes the possibility of human perfection. 

July 25, 2012 through October 14, 2012
New Orleans, LA
The National WWII Museum in partnership with Tulane University School of Medicine

October 25, 2012 through January 6, 2013
Vermillion, SD
University Libraries, University of South Dakota
January 18, 2013 through March 31, 2013
Tucson, AZ
University of Arizona