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Davis History of Medicine lecture announced

The McGoogan Library of Medicine invites you to attend the annual Richard B. Davis, MD, PhD History of Medicine Lecture on a significant discovery that has led to new directions in medicine.

The Coagulation Cascade Personified:
A Brief History

-guest lecturer-
William L. Nichols, MD
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Lecture begins at Noon
Durham Research Center Auditorium

Inaugural Davis Lectureship May 21

by Jo Giles, UNMC public relations

We can learn a lot from the past.

In fact, lessons learned from past scientists — whose significant discoveries led to new therapies and treatment of disease — can be valuable to those who work to confront modern disease.

This idea is the foundation for the new Richard B. Davis, M.D., Ph.D., History of Medicine Lectureship, which is sponsored by UNMC’s McGoogan Library of Medicine.

Dr. Davis, UNMC professor emeritus of internal medicine, has a long-standing interest in the history of medicine. Throughout his career, he published more than 90 articles on hematology, most recently on contributions to science throughout history.

The annual lectureship was set up to bring national experts to UNMC’s campus to discuss the history of various scientific findings and support the library’s special collections.

“The Davis lecture gives our students, faculty and community a forum to study and discuss how unexpected findings set the stage of great progress. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Davis for providing this opportunity.”

The inaugural speaker for the Davis Lecture will be Gregory Anstead, Ph.D., M.D., associate professor in the department of medicine, division of infectious diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The title of his lecture will be, “Syphilis: A 20th Century Social and Therapeutic History.”

The medical center campus and community are invited to the Davis Lecture May 21 at 3 p.m. in room 4053 of the Michael F. Sorrell Center for Health Science Education.

“Some of the most important hypotheses have challenged the prevailing wisdom of their day,” Dr. Woelfl said. “The Davis lecture gives our students, faculty and community a forum to study and discuss how unexpected findings set the stage of great progress. We are extremely grateful to Dr. Davis for providing this opportunity.”

Date Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Don't miss Darwin!

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work, “On the Origin of Species,” with a special display on the eighth floor of the library. Several volumes by Darwin from the library’s Special Collections will be on display through the spring semester. Come visit and see a copy of the book that changed the scientific world