History of Medicine Division Seminar/LGBT Awareness Month

Tuesday, June 2, 2009, 2-3:30pm

Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg 38A, NLM

Bethesda, MD

Derek Jarman’s Six-Pronged Attack on AIDS

William Pencak

Professor of History and Jewish Studies

The Pennsylvania State University

Derek Jarman (1942-1994) was one of England’s leaders in the battle

against AIDS, from which he died. This talk explains how he used his

multi-faceted talents as a film-maker, writer of poetry and prose,

painter, and even his unique garden to accompany his political activism to

make the public and medical community aware of the need for a major

medical crusade that incorporated compassionate treatment against this


All are Welcome

Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Tuesday, July 7, at

2-3:30pm in the Lister Hill Auditorium, NLM’s Bldg 38A. For the Second

Annual James Cassedy Memorial Lecture, Professor Nancy Tomes (Stony Brook

University) will speak on “The Information RX.”

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities

who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen

Greenberg at (301-435-4995), e-mail [email protected], or the Federal

Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised

to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website: