Posts tagged: Scott Podolsky

Phineas Gage Event on June 23rd

By , June 10, 2016
Skull of Phineas Gage, Warren Anatomical Museum in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

Skull of Phineas Gage, Warren Anatomical Museum in the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine

On the evening of June 23rd the Center for the History of Medicine will host a set of lectures on the ever-evolving case of Phineas Gage, highlighting new investigations and revisiting important past scholarship. The event is free and open to the public.

  • “The Odd Fame of Phineas Gage: How Phineas Got His Groove Back, and Why Getting Gage Right Matters”
    • By Matthew L. Lena, Independent scholar

The evening will also include remarks by Center for the History of Medicine Director Scott Podolsky and Warren Anatomical Museum Curator Dominic Hall. The program will last an hour and fifteen minutes and will conclude with a panel of questions and answers. Refreshments will be served.

 

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reception begins at 5:30pm.

Minot Room, fifth floor

Countway Library of Medicine

Harvard Medical School          

10 Shattuck Street, Boston MA 02115

 

Free and open to the public.

 

Registration is required. To register, use our online registration form or email us at  ContactChom@hms.harvard.edu.

Body of Knowledge curators on History of Science panel

By , April 7, 2014
Body of Knowledge exhibition, Samantha Van Gerbig, photographer, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Body of Knowledge exhibition, Samantha Van Gerbig, photographer, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments

Four of the nine members of the Body of Knowledge curatorial team sat on an April 1st History of Science panel hosted by Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science and department chair Janet Browne (Armont Professor of the History of Science). David Jones (A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine & Chair, Center for the History of Medicine advisory committee), Scott Podolsky (Director, Center for the History of Medicine), Sara Schechner, David P. Wheatland Curator, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments) and Dominic Hall (Warren Anatomical Museum curator, Center for the History of Medicine) reflected on their experiences designing the exhibition and selecting the anatomical preparations and artifacts used to communicate its narrative.

After the panel discussion, Cara Kiernan Fallon, Lisa Haushofer and Paolo Savoia, three more of the exhibit’s curators, led the attendees on a guided tour of the exhibit. The exhibit’s full curatorial team can be found in the Body of Knowledge Gallery Guide.

Body of Knowledge will be on display until December 5, 2014. More information can be found on the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments’ website. 

 

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