NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE History of Medicine Division Seminar/Hispanic History Month Program Monday, October 6, 2-3:30pm Lister Hill Visitor’s Center Bldg 38A, NLM Bethesda, MD
Locating Latinos: Medicine and the Borderlands of Citizenship
by Pablo Mitchell, PhD, Oberlin College
For much of their history in the United States, Latinos have occupied a middle position along the country’s racial hierarchy, claiming certain privileges while suffering other forms of exclusion. This presentation explores that middle space of citizenship through the lens of medicine and medical discourse, and will focus on descriptions of Latino illness and health in turn of the twentieth century medical journals, emphasizing both the positioning of Latinos within developing racial sciences and the ability of medical discourse to illuminate broader questions of national belonging and citizenship.
All are Welcome
Note: The next history of medicine seminar will be on Friday, November 21,2-3:30pm in the Lister Hill Visitor’s Center, NLM’s Bldg 38A. Lester Friedman of Hobart and William Smith Colleges with speak on “Through the Looking Glass: Medicine and Media”
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:
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD Coordinator of Public Services History of Medicine Division National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services 301-435-4995 [email protected]