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8th Medical History Symposium

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) will host the Eighth Medical History Symposium in the Pritzker Auditorium of Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Feinberg Pavillion. As part of Archives Week in Chicago, please join CAMA for a day of presentations, discussion and social networking on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2010.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The first presentation will begin at 10:00 a.m.

The presentations will include:

  • “Verina Morton Jones, MD” (Susan Rishworth, Archivist, American College of Surgeons, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Allen Buckner Kanavel, MD, FACS: Surgical Proteus of the USA” (David Tate, MD, FACS, private practice, Louisville, Kentucky)
  • “Franklin H. Martin and ovarian transplantation in Chicago, 1902” (Sarah Rodriguez, PhD, Senior Research Fellow in Medical Humanities, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University,                                            Chicago, Illinois)
  • “Saints, Sinners and the ‘Malignantly Pious’: Hospital Management by Chicago Methodism 1888 — 1910” (Susan Sacharski, Archivist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois)
  • “The Historic Medical Campus at the University of Illinois at Chicago” (Eileen Tanner, Special Assistant for Campus Relations, UIC)
  • “Pictorial history of Northwestern University’s Medical School” (Ron Sims, MA, Special Collections Librarian, Galter Health Sciences Library, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois)

This is a free event, however, pre-registration is encouraged. RSVP by October 20, 2010, via email: or telephone: 312-926-3090.

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