Fall Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry and Medicine (Harvard)

Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital


Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine



David G. Satin, M.D., DLFAPA Director

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

———-Fall, 2010———-

September 30


“How Physician Healers Turn to Murder and Genocide:  What We Know About the Making of a Torturer From Nazi Germany to Abu Ghraib”

Michael A.Grodin, M.D.: Director, Project on Medicine and the Holocaust Elie Wiesel Center for Judaic Studies, Boston University; Professor of Bioethics and Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health; Professor of Family Medicine and Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

(location:  Ballard Room)

October 21

“Reforming Mental Health Via Hollywood:  ‘The Snake Pit’ (1948) and Its Audiences”

Benjamin Harris, Ph.D.: Professor of Psychology and Affiliate Professor of History, University of New Hampshire

(location: Minot Room)

November 18

“German-speaking Psychiatrist and Neurologist Émigrés to the U.S. After WWII”

Frank W. Stahnisch: Associate Professor, AMF/Hannah Professorship in the History of Medicine & Health Care, Department of Community Health Sciences and Department of History, University of Calgary, Member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute

(location: Minot Room)

December 16

“Asylum:  Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals”

Chris Payne

(location: Minot Room)

4:00 P.M.—5:30 P.M.

room as indicated, fifth floor, Countway Library of Medicine

Harvard Medical Area

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

phone/fax 617-332-0032, e-mail:  david_satin@hms.harvard.edu

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