The Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine offers an opportunity to clinicians, researchers, and historians interested in a historical perspective on their fields to discuss informally historical studies in progress. Below you will find an announcement of this year’s unusually rich Colloquium (note meeting rooms for specific dates).

Open to students of history and those valuing a historical perspective on their professions.

– October 15

(Countway Library of Medicine, 5th Floor, Minot Room)

“Check-Up: A History of the Annual Preventive Examination in America and Its Social Context”

Stephen A. Martin, M.D., Ed.M.: Department of Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts School of Medicine

Sara L. Dubow, Ph.D.: Assistant Professor, Department of History, Williams College

– November 19 (Medical Education Center Room L-008)

“Vitalism and Wilhelm Reich: From Hippocrates to Holistic Healing”

Sebastian Normandin, Ph.D.: Post-Doctoral Fellow in the History of International Health, University of Windsor, Ontario

December 17

(Countway Library of Medicine, 5th Floor, Minot Room)

“Foundations of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research and their Legacy for Present Policy”

Grischa Metlay: Doctoral Candidate, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

4:00 P.M.-5:30 P.M.

Room as indicated for each presentation

For further information contact David G. Satin, M.D., Colloquium

Director, phone/FAX 617-332-0032, e-mail [email protected]