Depicts the development of Faridabad, a city planned by American city planners and built under the leadership of the Indian Cooperative Union. Opens with scenes of an Indian refugee camp that show the poverty and hopelessness permeating the inhabitants and proceeds to show the building of a complete city by the people with the aid of the Union. Portrays the growing industry in the new city and its increasing influence on surrounding villages.
Designed to serve as a stimulus for discussion, this film shows the various steps in determining whether a student will be placed in a special education class. Demonstrates the following procedural steps used by school officials to determine whether Fred will be transferred to a special education class: appointing the case conference committee, sharing information, initiation of individual educational plan, placement review, and revised program. Records Fred's parents being told that his cognitive, verbal, and perceptual progress is below normal for his grade level and shows their disapproval for transferring Fred to a special education class. Indicates that they will request a hearing to determine Fred's status.
Lecture delivered by Colin Halverson, PhD (Faculty Investigator, Indiana University Center for Bioethics) and Jane Hartsock, JD, MA (Director of the Department of Clinical and Organizational Ethics, Indiana University Health) on March 1, 2023. While the Ebers Papyrus is famous as one of the oldest and most complete contemporary perspectives on ancient Egyptian healing practices, little has yet been said about the biography of its first English-language translator, Dr. Carl H. von Klein. Von Klein, a German immigrant and surgeon in the American Midwest, and his linguist daughter Edith Zitelmann spent twenty-some years meticulously translating and annotating the papyrus, but the manuscript was ultimately destroyed. In this talk, Hartsock and Halverson examine the convoluted and dramatic history of the Ebers Papyrus and its “rediscovery” by Edwin Smith, and discuss the equally convoluted and dramatic societal- and personal-scale forces that thwarted von Klein and Zitelmann’s efforts to translate it.
This event is sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Mary Roach has been called “America’s funniest science writer” and has written six New York Times bestsellers including "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers" (2003), "Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex" (2008), and "Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal" (2013). In conversation with Bill Sullivan, professor at Indiana University School of Medicine and the author of "Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are" (2019), Mary shares some of the most bizarre and fascinating things she’s uncovered about medical history during her research and writing projects.
This event was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society;
IUSM Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology; IUSM Department of Anatomy,
Cell Biology & Physiology; IUSM History of Medicine Student Interest Group; and
the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Medical Humanities and Health Studies lecture delivered by Elizabeth A. Nelson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Health Studies, IUPUI) on December 6, 2022. Dr. Nelson's talk focuses on the history of psychiatry in France during the early 20th century and is a continuation of her PhD dissertation research.
Lecture presented by Paul A. Offit, MD (Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology and Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania) on November 10, 2022. In this talk, Dr. Offit discusses the history of a series of medical innovations (including the development of vaccines for Polio, Diphtheria, and COVID-19) to emphasize the point that there is always a human price to pay for knowledge.
This event was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IUSM History of Medicine Student Interest Group, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Virtual panel discussion featuring Elizabeth Nelson, PhD (Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, IUPUI), Jennifer Guiliano, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of History, IUPUI), and Destiny Casson (Graduate Student, Medical Humanities and Health Studies, IUPUI). Moderated by Ted Polley (Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship/Digital Publishing Librarian, IUPUI University Library) and sponsored by the IUPUI Community for Open Research and Education. This panel explores ethical considerations for doing community engaged research, and how open research practices benefit researchers and the public. Panelists discuss their experiences, as well as challenges and considerations for students and new researchers.
2022 Fall Diversity Keynote delivered by Lucía Guerra Reyes, PhD, MPH, MA (Associate Professor, Department of Applied Health Science, School of Public Health, Indiana University Bloomington) on October 13, 2022. Dr. Guerra Reye discusses the challenges faced in accessing reproductive care services by historically excluded populations and the opportunities for policy and organizational changes to meet these challenges in the context of reproductive justice.
The Indiana University School of Medicine's Fall Diversity Keynote Speaker event provides a platform for distinguished researchers, practitioners, or leaders to discuss topics affecting underrepresented populations.
Virtual panel discussion featuring Brian E. Dixon, PhD (Associate Professor, Epidemiology, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health; Director of Public Health Informatics, Regenstrief Institute) and Susan Walsh, PhD (Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Forensic and Investigative Sciences, School of Science, IUPUI). Moderated by Levi Dolan (Data Services Librarian, Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine) and sponsored by the IUPUI Community for Open Research and Education.
This panel discussion explores the benefits and barriers to sharing data and publisher requirements for data sharing. Panelists and participants discuss their experience sharing research data and provide some practical recommendations for students and new researchers.
Lecture delivered by Kathi Badertscher, PhD (Director of Graduate Programs and Lecturer of Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI) on October 10, 2022. This lecture is part of a body of new scholarship being produced globally to commemorate the discovery of insulin. Dr. Badertscher's research brings to light a new perspective on the collaboration between two North American institutions: the University of Toronto in Canada, and Eli Lilly & Company in the United States. It focuses on the collaboration’s complexities, actors who have not been examined previously, and implications for both parties and the general public.
This event was sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Lecture delivered by Ezelle Sanford III, PhD (Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University) on September 30, 2022. This event is a part of the IUPUI Center for Africana Studies and Culture's "Black Health Equity Speaker Series" and was cosponsored by the IUPUI Medical Humanities and Health Studies program and the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society. Includes an introduction by Leslie Etienne (Founding Executive Director of the Center for Africana Studies and Culture and Director of Africana Studies Program, IUPUI).
Virtual panel discussion featuring Krista J. Longtin, PhD (Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, IU School of Medicine; Associate Professor of Communication Studies, IUPUI School of Liberal Arts) and Andrew Cale (PhD Student, Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology & Physiology, IU School of Medicine). Moderated by Jere Odell (Scholarly Communications Librarian, IUPUI University Library) and sponsored by the IUPUI Community for Open Research and Education.
This panel discussion explores the importance, benefits, and challenges of communicating scholarly research to a wide public audience. Panelists and participants share their experience using open access as one tool to increase public understanding of scientific research.
Inaugural Stephen P. Bogdewic Lectureship in Medical Leadership delivered by Robert I. Grossman, MD (Dean and Professor of Radiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physiology at New York University School of Medicine and CEO of Langone Health) on September 8, 2022.
The Stephen P. Bogdewic Lectureship in Medical Leadership was established to honor the contributions of Stephen P. Bogdewic, PhD, who retired in 2019 after 30 years with IU School of Medicine. The annual Bogdewic lecture aims to bring outstanding leaders to IU School of Medicine to share their insights, building on Bogdewic’s “legacy of leadership development by promoting and cultivating a leadership mindset.”
Lecture delivered by Richard B. Gunderman, MD, PhD (Chancellor's Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Medical Education, Philosophy, Liberal Arts, Philanthropy, and Medical Humanities and Health Studies, Indiana University) on April 14, 2022. Eugenicists in the United States, building on the scientific breakthroughs of Charles Darwin and others, aimed to protect the human gene pool by preventing so-called “inferior” human beings from reproducing. What they unleashed, however, was a terrible tide of dehumanization and inhumanity, both in Indiana and in Europe. The lessons of their efforts, though difficult to contemplate, must never be forgotten.
This lecture is part of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics Dr. William S. Silvers Holocaust, Genocide, and Contemporary Bioethics Lectureship and was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library. The purpose of the Silvers Lectureship is to offer space annually for physicians and other community leaders to consider the impact of their work and apply the ethical lessons of the Holocaust. The lectureship strives to focus healthcare workers on the morality of their actions and to ground contemporary conflicts in the lessons of history.
Lecture presented by William H. Schneider, PhD (Professor Emeritus, Department of History and Program in Medical Humanities, IUPUI) on February 23, 2022. This talk examines the historical developments that shaped the conduct and regulation of medical research in the United States. Dr. Schneider discusses the ways in which the communication of scientific results have changed, and how those changes ensured the validity of results and prompted efforts to ensure the safety of research participants. He also points to how increased public awareness of and government funding for research contributed to more extensive regulation of research practices. Dr. Schneider also explores how Henry K. Beecher’s 1966 article “Ethics and Clinical Research” exposed research misconduct after the Nuremberg Code and Declaration of Helsinki and led to the creation of Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) to ensure medical research is conducted ethically.
This lecture is part of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics Translational Research Ethics: Applied Topics (TREATs) seminar series and was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Lecture presented by Rachel Lance, PhD (Assistant Consulting Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Duke University) on February 10, 2022. This lecture was part of the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute Seminar Series and was co-sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
This talk examines the deaths of the crew members of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley as a case study of blast trauma injury patterns. The lungs are the most easily injured organs in a blast and often drive the overall risk level of the exposure. Dr. Lance discusses the developing topic of blast neurotrauma and traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that so frequently affects today’s veterans. The pulmonary and neurological risk of blast trauma to the crew of the Hunley formed a portion of Lance’s doctoral research on underwater blast trauma, and her experiments on the topic are described in her 2020 book: In the Waves: My Quest to Solve the Mystery of a Civil War Submarine.
Lecture presented by Steffanie Strathdee, PhD (Associate Dean of Global Health Sciences, Harold Simon Distinguished Professor, University of California San Diego Department of Medicine; Co-Director, Center for Innovative Phage Applications and Therapeutics) on November 11, 2021. This lecture was sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most pressing global health issues of the 21st century and is worsening with the COVID-19 pandemic. With existing antibiotics losing potency and limited classes of antibiotics in the pipeline, alternatives are needed to battle multi-drug resistant bacterial infections ("superbugs"). Through the lens of her family’s personal experience with a deadly superbug infection, Dr. Strathdee’s presentation focuses on the medical history of viruses that attack bacteria (bacteriophage, or phage) and how they have been used to treat superbug infections for over 100 years. Dr. Strathdee also discusses the reasons why bacteriophage therapy fell out of favor in the West (drawing from research conducted by medical historian Dr. William Summer), recent advances in phage therapy that led to the founding of the first dedicated phage therapy institute in North America (IPATH), and the role of her family’s case in the process.
Lecture presented by Ericka Johnson (Professor of Gender and Society, Linköping University, Sweden) on October 27, 2021. This event was sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
The prostate is the source of physical suffering and anxiety – anxiety about cancer and death, of course, but also erections and urination. It is intimately intertwined with what it means to be a man. Drawing on historical and modern sources, interviews with doctors and patients, medical texts, and cultural images of the prostate, Dr. Johnson's talk examines the history of prostate treatments, how it is treated today, what patients are met by when they seek care, and what medical technologies (including the PSA test) do to men worried about their prostate health. Her research stems from an interdisciplinary, medical humanities project conducted at Linköping University, Sweden.
Lecture delivered by Jamel Hill (4th Year Student, IU School of Medicine) on April 30, 2021. This event was sponsored by the John Shaw Billings History of Medicine Society, IU School of Medicine History of Medicine Student Interest Group, IUPUI Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program, and the Ruth Lilly Medical Library.
It has been well documented that the number of Black Male Physicians has been declining since the 1970s. Few novel solutions to this societal problem have mitigated its effects on increasing the number of Black Male Physicians and improving healthcare disparities for black communities. This talk serves to illustrate those historical figures who had to endure nearly insufferable conditions to become physicians in Indianapolis, Indiana during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Dr. Joseph Ward (1872-1956), Dr. Sumner Furniss (1874-1953) and Dr. Clarence Lucas Sr. (1884-1967) were all vital in laying the foundation for a once thriving black community. In addition to these great men, it also took a lot of support and collaboration to build the facilities that they were forced to provide care in due to systemic racism and segregation. These often-forgotten heroes and hospitals can serve as heroes and inspiration for future aspiring physicians.