American Association for the History of Medicine 2012
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With the support of a Professional Development Award from the NN/LM MidContinental Region, I was able to attend the 85th annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine, held April 26-29, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendees at the conference come from a wide range of backgrounds and from various professions related to the health sciences. Those attending also have many and varied historical interests related to the history of medicine and the other health professions, as well as public health history.
Among the various individuals attending the conference were academic historians, medical professionals, archivists and librarians who work in the history of the health sciences, as well as graduate students from all of these disciplines. As an example of the wide-range of those interested in the history of medicine and public health who attend the conference, at the opening reception I met sisters, one of whom is a history professor at Rutgers University specializing in the history of medicine; while the other is an obstetrician/gynecologist, who is interested in the history of her own area of medical specialization. (more…)