Announcing the 3rd Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, to be held the weekend of September 30-October 2, 2005, and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The seminar is organized and coordinated by graduate students across North America working in fields related to the history of medicine. Our mission is to foster a sense of community and provide a forum for sharing and critiquing graduate research by peers from a variety of institutions and backgrounds. For more information, including last year’s program, please visit This year’s seminar will feature a guided tour of the library of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and free admission to the Mütter Museum. Those familiar with the Mütter know what a treat this will be. For more information on the College Library and the Mütter Museum, see


Graduate students are encouraged to submit abstracts for research presentations on topics related to the history of health and healing; of medical ideas, practices, and institutions; and of illness, disease, and public health, from all eras and regions of the world. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should clearly state the purpose, thesis, and principal findings of the paper to be presented. A panel of graduate students and faculty members from 7 different institutions will review the abstracts.

All abstracts should be submitted electronically (either as a MS Word document or as text in the body of an e-mail message) to Nathan Moon, graduate student coordinator, at [email protected].

We urge students whose papers are accepted to seek financial support from their home institutions to participate in the seminar. We hope that a limited amount of travel support will be made available to students whose home departments are not able subsidize their travel; however, we are uncertain as to the extent and availability of such funding at this time. Information about availability of funding and how to apply will be sent to those whose proposals are accepted for the program.

The deadline for submissions will be June 1, 2005.

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