Medical historian Vivian Nutton to speak in ‪#‎ThrowbackTherapies‬ series Nov 2

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Medical historian Vivian Nutton to speak in ‪#‎ThrowbackTherapies‬ series Nov 2

Vivian Nutton will speak on “Reading Outside the Canon: Some New Thoughts on Medicine in the Time of Galen” at 2 p.m. Monday, November 2 in Room 250 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. A reception will follow the talk at 3 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda.

Vivian Nutton studied Classics at Cambridge University, before becoming a Fellow of Selwyn College, specialising in Ancient History. In 1977 he moved to London where he taught the history of medicine to students at University College and the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine until his retirement in 2009. He has been a Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, and is at present Professor of the History of Medicine and  Culture at the First Moscow State Medical School. Among his many honours he is a Fellow of the British Academy and a Member of the German Academy of Sciences.

His publications have covered the history of medicine from the Greeks to the seventeenth century, and their later interpreters. He has edited and translated several works of Galen, and his Ancient Medicineappeared in a second edition in 2012. He has been involved recently with the publication of medical papyri from Oxyrhynchus, 2015, and with editing two sets of notes made to his own books by the renaissance anatomist Andreas Vesalius, 2012, 2015. He is at present engaged in an annotated translation of Vesalius’Institutiones anatomicae and in preparing a selection of essays on Renaissance medicine.

Nutton will speak as part of #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science, a seminar series presented by the Biomedical & Health Sciences Institute, the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, Department of ClassicsDepartment of History, and the Medical Partnership.

A reception will follow the talk at 3 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda.

 

Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science

Throwback Therapies is an innovative new interdisciplinary seminar series designed to entertain and enlighten any audience with interests in the origins of modern health sciences.

What if we read the New England Journal of Medicine as literature?

What were doctors up to in the time of the Roman Empire?

What does forensic pathology tell us about medical practices during the Civil War?

What prompted families to wait in long lines for polio vaccinations in the last century?

Come and find out! See what happens when historians do medicine and doctors do history in #Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science.