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Coming Fall 2017: The History and Culture of Disease and Healing

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The History and Culture of Disease and Healing is a FREE twelve part seminar series at The Health Museum presented in collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, Rice University & the University of Houston. Each seminar has been chosen for their relevance to the relationships between human history and culture and the epidemiology and impact of disease and the arts of healing.

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2016 Seminar Topics Included: 

  • September 6 - Screening on Trial: History and Controversy in Cancer Screening
  • September 13 - Slavery, Human Trafficking and Social Justice
  • September 20 - Unintended Consequences of the U.S. Global War on Drugs: Public Health Concerns and Efforts to Control HIV/AIDS.
  • September 27 - The Ethics of Biomedical Research: Case Studies
  • October 4 - Sexuality and the Contours of Life After War
  • October 11 - The Mobilization of American Doctors for the First World War
  • October 18 - Cultural-Historical Perspectives on War and Humanitarianism
  • October 25 - The Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission
  • November 1 - Fragmented Beauties and the Humanities of Care
  • November 8 - The Madwoman in the Attic: Medicine and the Sexed Body in Literature
  • November 15 - The Figuration of Genetics From Text to Film
  • November 29 - Body Curation: The Eerie Culture/s of Medical Museums

Continuing Education (CME, CNE, CEUs) units are available at no cost for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, and other public health professionals that attend the Tuesday seminar series. For more information, please call Michelle McDaniel at 713-500-9447 or email SWCOEH.CE@uth.tmc.edu.

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