Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine

Registration is now open for the annual meeting of the American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM), which will be held in Cleveland April 23-26, 2009. The AAHM web site has the full conference program and online registration. Membership dues are $85/year for individuals and $25/year for students.

AAHM is the leading organization for the history of medicine in the U.S., and affiliated groups also schedule their annual meetings to coincide with the AAHM conference. This year the American Osler Society, the Medical Museums Association, the Sigerist Circle, the Society for the History of Navy Medicine, the History of Psychiatry Discussion Group, as well as the Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences will all be meeting in Cleveland (see AAHM program or organization web sites for further information).

Lastly it is worth noting that several UNC faculty and students will be presenting at the meetings of the AAHM and the American Osler Society; the titles of their respective presentations are listed below. Drs. Jeff Baker and Margaret Humphreys of Duke will be moderating panels at AAHM.


Michael McVaugh, Ph.D.
The Meaning of “Salernitan” in Thirteenth-Century Medicine

Katherine Keirns, College of Arts and Sciences
Lungs and Laces: Spirometry & the Quantification of Women’s Breathing in the 19th Century

American Osler Society:

H. Mike Jones, M.D.
Pellagra, Progress, and Public Polemics: Goldberger, E.J. Wood, and the Osler Connections

Jamie Fraser, 3rd-Year Medical Student
William B. Bean Student Research Award Lecture
Molding an Independent Specialty: Plastic Surgery in Postwar America

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