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Archivists to Host Medical History Symposium

By Kevin O’Brien
UIC Library of the Health Sciences
Special Collections Department

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) will host the Ninth Medical History Symposium on October 28, 2011, at the Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology, located in the headquarters of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in Park Ridge, IL.  As part of Archives Week in Chicago, please join CAMA for a day of presentations, discussion, and networking.

Registration begins at 9:00 A.M.  The program begins at 9:30.

Admission is free, but registration is required. To register, please e-mail Felicia Reilly, by October 21, 2011, at  For information, please call 847-825-5586, Ext. 121.

Medical History Symposium
Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology
American Society of Anesthesiologists
520 N. Northwest Highway, Park Ridge, IL
(847) 825-5586


9:00 to 9:30   Coffee and registration.

9:30 to 10:15  Welcome and Introduction
Tour of the newly-remodeled Wood Library-Museum of Anesthesiology by Honorary Curator Dr. George S. Bause.


10:15 to 11:15   Dr. George S. Bause:  Making Anesthesia History: From Chicagoland to the World (and Vice Versa).

11:15 to 11:30   Break

11:30 to 12:30   Katharine White:  Pioneer Physicians:  The Ransom Family’s Impact on the Practice of Medicine in Rockford, Illinois.

12:30 to 1:45    Lunch Break and Book Sales.

1:45 to 2:45     Dr. Ted Winslow:  Parallels between Chicago History and Hospitals and Health in Chicago.

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