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Poetry helped me navigate from disease to ease, says Jennifer Nix

June 07, 2012
Jennifer Nix is a former editor-at-large for Chelsea Green Publishing, a producer for NPR’s 'On the Media' and staff writer for Variety. Jennifer said she never took up that much to poetry, until the age of 42, when she discovered to be in a state of advanced kidney failure.

The efficient way of slow medicine: the story of the last US almshouse through the eyes of doctor and historian of medicine Victoria Sweet

May 24, 2012
Victoria Sweet, associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and former PhD student in History of Medicine at DAHSM, is one of a kind, in many regards.

Today at DAHSM, Julie Livingston on 'The Sensory Ethic of Care in Botswana's Cancer Ward'

May 23, 2012
Today, May 23rd, as part of DAHSM Culpeper Seminar Series, Julie Livingston, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences, will give a paper examining the moral intimacies of care in a small oncology ward in Botswana during an emerging epidemic

Dorothy Porter lecturing at the Wellcome Library on 'Creative Disability and the Shaking Palsy'

May 20, 2012
We are glad to announce that the honor of the 10th Wellcome LibraryRoy Porter lecture has been bestowed on our Dorothy Porter, Professor in the History of Health Sciences, who will present her current research on 'Creative Disabililty and the Shaking Palsy: Approaching a history of Parkinson's...

Making future histories: risk, prevention and potential of cancer genetics in Southern Brazil.

May 16, 2012
Coming up next week at the DAHSM as part of the 'Women's Health and Empowerment Series', Sahra Gibbon, PhD, Wellcome Trust Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of London, will give a seminar titled 'Making future histories: risk, prevention and potential of cancer genetics in Southern...

Second International Health Humanities Conference - Music, Health, and Humanity

May 11, 2012
The Second International Health Humanities Conference - Music, Health, and Humanity 9, 10, 11 August, 2012 - Montclair State University. The Colleges of the Arts, of the Humanities and Social Sciences, and of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA, are hosting...

Call for papers: Pain and Ageing.

May 09, 2012
On October 27, 2012, Birbeck University in London, sponsored by the Wellcome Trust, will hold a one-day conference exploring the nature of pain in old age between the 18th and the 20th centuries through the lens of the humanities. The conference strives to be wide-ranging in terms of disciplines...

Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America.

May 03, 2012
DAHSM is glad to announce the publication of a new book, "Prescribed. Writing, Filling, Using, and Abusing the Prescription in Modern America" edited by Elizabeth S. Watkins, professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the History of Health Sciences Program at UCSF, and Jeremy A. Greene,...

Nancy Burke to receive Zero Breast Cancer community award

April 27, 2012
DAHSM gladly announces that Zero Breast Cancer, a community based non-profit organization in Marin County is bestowing the 13th annual "Honor Thy Healer" award to Nancy Burke, Assistant Professor at DAHSM, for her contributions to our understanding of breast cancer and the healing process, and...

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