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Past Seminars

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2012/2013

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS (WIPS)

10/16/12
Pedigrees, Populations, and Politics: Conflicts Over Hereditary Disease in Britain Before the First World War
Judith Friedman, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

11/13/12
Stamping the Tramp: Newspapers and the Social Diffusion of Stigma toward the Undomiciled Poor in the United States, 1870-1929 
Marian Moser Jones, Family Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park

12/11/12
Above the Law: Federal Efforts to Prevent Substance Abuse
Grischa Metlay, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

01/22/13
Imitation and Innovation: A Brief History of Me-too Drugs 
Jeremy Greene, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University

02/26/13
Traversing the Orthodox-Unorthodox Divide: The Early History of Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, 1948-1991
Eric Boyle, National Museum of Health and Medicine

03/26/13
Curative Action: Joseph J. Kinyoun and the Diphtheria Antitoxin
Eva Åhrén, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

04/16/13
Academic Medicine's Changing Social Contract:  From Medical Center to Health Sciences Center at the University of Oklahoma, 1950-1970
Sejal Patel, MITRE Corporation

05/07/13
Before Survivorship: Postoperative recovery and cancer in the 1950s
David Cantor, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

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2011/2012

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS (WIPS)

10/25/11
"Dr. Burkitt, I presume?": Creating an African lymphoma in Uganda 1950-1970
Marissa Mika, Department of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
Building 49, Room 1A51/1A59

11/08/11
Tempest in The Forbidden City: Health Disparities and the 1926 Florida Hurricane 
Marian Moser Jones, Family Science Department, University of Maryland, College Park
Building 45, Room J

11/22/11
Federalizing Expert Approaches to Alcohol and Drug Problems
Grischa Metlay, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 49, Room 1A51/1A59

12/06/11
Man the Hunter, Man the Hunted: Masculinity, Violence and the Animal Inside
Erika Milam, Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park
Building 49, Room 1A51/1A59

12/20/11
Controversy, Mistrust, Even Witchcraft: The Failure of Cancer Therapy with Neutrons
Gerald Kutcher, Department of History, Binghamton University
Building 45, Room J

01/17/12
Deamonte's Epidemic and the Perils of Uncertain Science in Modern America
Richard M. Mizelle, Department of History, Florida State University
Building 45, Room J

01/31/12
Transparent Women and Watchful Grasshoppers: Reflections on the Life Sciences in Late 20th-century American Museums
Karen A. Rader, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Building 45, Room J

02/14/12
From Degeneration to Anticipation: The Reframing of a Hereditarian Concept
Judith Friedman, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 31/6C, Room 7

02/28/12
Idiosyncrasy in the Midst of Universals: Coronary Heart Disease Research in the 1960s
Sejal Patel, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room J

03/13/12
Denied their “Pharmaceutical Rights”? The Federal Government and Pediatric Drug Policy, 1938-1979
Cynthia Connolly, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Building 31/6C, Room 10

03/27/12
Science and Sanitation: Microbiology and Public Health Research at the Hygienic Laboratory of the Marine Health Service, 1887-1899
Eva Åhrén, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 60, Lecture Hall & Chapel

04/10/12
Pharmacology and Folklore: Arsenic Eaters and Tolerance to Poison
John Parascandola, Independent Scholar 
Building 60, Room 156

04/24/12
Random Enough to be Predictable?  The NIH and the Historical Evolution of Randomized Controlled Trials
Laura E. Bothwell, Columbia University
Building 60, Room B1A199C (Rathskeller)

05/08/12
The Trajectory of Diet Pills in America, from Marmola to Fen-Phen and Beyond
John P. Swann, History Office, Food and Drug Administration
Building 60, Room 156

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2010/2011

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS (WIPS)

10/19/10
Doing Global Health: A New Scramble for Africa?
Johanna Crane, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room J

11/02/10
Medicine's Upstart Younger Brother: Thomas Turner and Basic Science Research in Public Health at John Hopkins, 1940-1960
Karen Kruse Thomas, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Building 45, Room H

11/16/10
Scientific Control of Violence or the Return of the Lobotomy? The Psychosurgery Debate of the 1970s
Brian Casey, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room J

11/30/10
Refuting the Concept of Anticipation in Hereditary Disease (1945-1970) 
Judith Friedman, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

12/14/10
Did Researchers Create the Homeless? Investigating Early Homelessness Research at the ADAMHA Institutes
Marian Moser Jones, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

01/11/11
The Disappearance of Particles and Public: Current U.S. Policy and its Challenges on Regulating Nanoproducts 
Sharon Ku, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H 

01/25/11
Critics of the Cancer Establishment and the Demise of the Virus Cancer Program in the 1970s 
Doogab Yi, Office of History, National Institutes of Health 
Building 45, Room H

02/08/11
The Politics of Instrumentalism: Instituting Alcohol and Drug Programs in the Public Health Service, 1970-1980
Grischa Metlay, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

02/22/11
The Architecture of Healing: Redesigning Medicine at the Stony Brook and McMaster University Health Sciences Centers
Stuart W. Leslie, History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University
Building 45, Room H

03/08/11
White Mice?  The History of Radioactive Waste, Plutonium, and Human Subjects in the US and USSR, 1944-1986
Kate Brown, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Building 49, Room 1A51/A59

03/22/11
The Science and Politics of CAM at the NIH: From Unconventional Medical Practices to Integrative Medicine
Eric Boyle, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

04/05/11
Meeting the Demands of the Times? The Medical Museums at the Karolinska Institute 1860-1910
Eva Åhrén, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 31/6C, Room 8

04/19/11
Transparent Women and Watchful Grasshoppers: Reflections on the Life Sciences in Late 20th-century American Museums
Karen A. Rader, Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Building 45, Room H

05/03/11
When Uncle Sam Welcomed Ronald McDonald: The Small Business Administration and Inner-City Fast Food Franchises
Chin Jou, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

05/17/11
A Social History of Biomedical Truth:  The Roseto Study, Community Health, and Study Designs
Sejal Patel, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room H

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2009/2010

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS (WIPS)

10/06/09                
Translational Research: Of What? By Whom? For What Purposes?
Robert Martensen, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

10/20/09
The Politicization of Biomedicine: The NIH in the Post-Shannon Years
Buhm Soon Park, School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

10/29/09
A Social Autopsy of the TGN1412 Clinical Trial: Northwick Park, Research Ethics Committees and the Normalisation of Deviance
Adam Hedgecoe, Associate Director, ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics (Cesagen), Cardiff University

Note: This seminar is on a different day (Thursday) and in different location to other seminars (Building 10, CRC Conference Room 3-1608)

11/03/09
The Institutionalization of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the NIH 
Eric Boyle, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Conference Room B

11/17/09
The Organized Search for the Oncogene
Doogab Yi, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 3AS13A

12/01/09                
The Gospel of Simplicity and Nutrition Writers’ Responses to Modern Foodways 
Chin Jou, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Conference Room C1/C2

12/15/09 
Cholesterol, Atherosclerosis, and Etiological Uncertainty in Twentieth-Century American Medicine
Todd Olszewski, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Conference Room C1/C2

01/12/10
Not Guilty by Reason of Neuroscience: Roper v. Simmons and the Influence of Recent Neuroscientific Discoveries on Jurisprudence
Brian Casey, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Conference Room C1/C2

01/26/10
“Ethics in situ,” Chapter 4 of a book manuscript, Behind Closed Doors: The Genesis and Development of IRBs, forthcoming
Laura Stark, Office of History, National Institutes of Health and Wesleyan University
Building 45, Conference Room B

02/23/10
Who is the Nanobiologist? Discipline and Disciplinary Identity in the Collaboration of the Nanodrug Characterization 
Sharon Ku, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 3AS13A

03/09/10
Confronting that Elephant in the Room:  Addressing the National Institutes of Health in the History of American Health Research
Sejal Patel, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room G1/G2

03/23/10
The Spectacular Failure of Centoxin and How it Changed Corporate Biotechnology and the FDA 
Shera A. Moxley, Carnegie Mellon University
Building 45, Room 3AS13A

03/31/10 (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE)
The Sentimental World Picture: Humanitarianism and the Lost Films of the American Red Cross
Jennifer Horne, Department of Media Studies, The Catholic University of America
Building 45, Conference Room B

04/06/10                
The “Moment of Recovery” in Twentieth Century American Cancer Campaigns
David Cantor, Office of History, National Institutes of Health
Building 45, Room 3AS13A

04/20/10                
Colonialism and Disease Control in Prewar Hong Kong
Ka-che Yip, Department of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Building 45, Conference Room B 

05/18/10                
Do Signals Have Politics? Inscribing Abilities in Cochlear Implants
Mara Mills, Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
Building 50, Room 1328/1334

06/08/10 (NOTE CHANGE OF DATE AND LOCATION)               
"Keeping Well": Using History for Public Health Education in Mid-Twentieth Century America
Graham Mooney, Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University
Building 50, Room 1328/1344

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2008/2009

WORK IN PROGRESS SEMINARS (WIPS)

05/05/09
Fitness Begins in the High Chair: The President’s Council on Youth Fitness and Cold War Exercise Promotion
Shelly McKenzie, George Washington University

04/21/09
Human Rights and the Professionalization of Public Health
Sokhieng Au, Johns Hopkins University

03/10/09
“A Record of Historical Fact” Transsexuality, Retrospective Diagnosis, and the Ethics of History or Joking in the Archive with Carolyn Steedman
Dan O’Connor, Johns Hopkins University

12/16/08
The Cinema of the Future: Visions of the Medium as Modern Educator, 1895-1910
Oliver Gaycken, Temple University

12/09/08
Behind Closed Doors
Laura Stark, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

11/18/08
Who Owns What? Private Ownership and the Public Interest in the Recombinant DNA Technology in the 1970s
Doogab Yi, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

11/04/08
Mapping and Remapping the Boundaries Between Orthodox and Unorthodox Medicine
Eric W. Boyle, Office of NIH History, National Institutes of Health

10/28/08
Travelling Facts about Crowded Rats: Rodent Experimentation and the Human Sciences
Edmund Ramsden, University of Exeter

10/21/08
Introduction to Cholesterol: A Scientific, Medical, and Social History, 1908-1962
Todd M. Olszewski, Office of History, National Institutes of Health

09/30/08
Solving the Puzzle of Russian Tick-Borne Encephalitis: Science, Discovery, and History in the Soviet Far East, 1932-1958 and Beyond
Lisa K. Walker, Independent Scholar

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