14th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine

November 17, 2016, The Ohio State University Department of History and The Medical Heritage Center

The Ohio State University Department of History and The Medical Heritage Center are proud to present the 14th Annual John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine featuring Christoph Gradmann, Dr. phil., habil., M.A., Professor in History of Medicine, University of Oslo Institute of Health and Society.

The lecture, “Ecology, Evolution, and Emergency: Understanding Infectious Disease in Late 20th Century Medicine,” will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016, with a reception at 4:00 pm and the lecture at 4:30 pm. The lecture will be held at the OSU Health Sciences Library Medical Heritage Center (5th Floor), Prior Hall 376 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio. The evening is free and open to the public

Prof. Gradmann’s lecture will interpret the recent history of infectious disease beyond dystopian visions of super bugs, empty drug pipelines or of re-emerging infectious. Late 20th century infectious disease offers a multitude of mostly novel forms from antibiotics resistance through hospital infections to new infectious diseases such as hiv/aids. As an interpretation of this bewildering array of phenomena, the lecture will sketch out a framework of temporalities, arguing that identifying and understanding swift change became central in understanding infectious disease after mid-20th century.

Visit http://go.osu.edu/mhc or call (614) 292-9966 for event information.

Posted: October 24, 2016