Announcing the 4th Annual Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Medicine, to be held the weekend of September 29-30, 2006, and hosted by the Section of the History of Medicine and the History of Science and Medicine Program at Yale University. 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.


Friday, September 29, 2006

7:00-9:00 Evening reception, Medical Historical Library (funded by Yale Section for the History of Medicine)

Saturday, September 30, 2006

8:00-9:00 Breakfast, Fulton Room (funded by Yale Program in the History of Science and Medicine)

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks, Beaumont Room

9:15-10:30 Session I: ?Crossing Boundaries?

Chair: Maria Satterwhite, Yale University

1. Han-Rog Kang, Oxford, The brain or the mind-and-heart: Medical encounter between Choson Korean-Western Medical Encounter 2. Rebecca Jane Woods, MIT, Livestock and Medicine on an Eighteenth-Century Plantation

10:30-10:45 Break I

10:45-12:00 Session II: ?Medicine and the State?

Chair: Jennifer Harmsen, Rutgers

1. Merlin Chowkwanyn, Penn, The Confluence of Medical and State Power in the Immediate Post-WWII Years: The American Medical Association and the Death of the Association of Internes and Residents (1946-1953) 2. Natalie Gravelle, York, Treatment Activism and the Work of AIDS Action Now! in Ontario

12:00-1:30 Lunch (funded by Sigerist Circle)

1:30-2:45 Session III: ?Construction of the Patient?

Chair: Howard Chiang, Princeton

1. Sandra Eder, Johns Hopkins, The Theory of Gender and the Practice of Sex: Studying ?Hermaphrodites? at the Clinic of Pediatric Endocrinology, Johns Hopkins Hospital 2. Ziv Eisenberg, Yale, Baby Talk: Pregnancy and Mental Health in Mid-Twentieth Century America

2:45-4:00 Session IV: ?Gendered Perceptions of the Body?

Chair: Kristen Ehrenberger, University of Illinois

1. Olivia Weisser, Johns Hopkins, Gendered Perceptions of Sickness in Late Seventeenth-Century England 2. Terry Wilde, York, Thawing Dynamite

4:00-4:15 Break II

4:15-5:30 Session V: ?Pharmacology and Medicine?

Chair: Dominique Tobbell, Penn

1. Eun Jeong Ma, Cornell, Re-institutionalization of Oriental Medicine in Postcolonial Korea 2. Nathan Moon, GA Tech, Strange Couchfellows: Drugs and Psychoanalysis in Postwar American Psychiatry

5:30-5:45 Break III

5:45-6:45 Roundtable

6:45-7:00 Closing Remarks

Registration, Directions, and Accomodations

To register, please contact Todd Olszewski ([email protected]). Include name, institutional affliation, and contact information; also indicate whether or not you plan to attend the Friday evening reception.

All conference activities will take place at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale School of Medicine.

Directions for getting to 333 Cedar St, New Haven:

A limited amount of free housing for the weekend will be available. Please contact Todd Olszewski if you are interested in staying with an affiliate of the Yale Program in the History of Science and Medicine.

Otherwise, you may wish to consult a list of downtown hotels:

Conference Sponsors: Program in the History of Science and Medicine, Yale University Section of the History of Medicine, Yale University Sigerist Circle