Speaker: Mary Ellen Leuver, Yale University
Sunday, March 13 at 1:00 pm
Included with Museum Admission
Western medicine has transformed during the past two and a half millennia, yet some principles of healing have remained with us through religion, culture, and daily practice. In this brief history of Western medicine, witness the major medical transformations since the writing of the Torah and the beginnings of the medical profession in Greek antiquity.
Mary Ellen Leuver is a doctoral candidate completing her Ph.D. in the history of science and medicine at Yale University. Her work focuses on infectious diseases in the nineteenth century and medical bioethics. Leuver has given talks internationally on living conditions and health, tuberculosis, and the development of western medicine. In addition to completing her dissertation, Leuver is an award-winning college instructor, writer of a quarterly column on the history of medicine for the University of Maryland’s Medical Bulletin, and a medical school instructor of bioethics.