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Wednesday February 22, 6:00pm MIXER
Mystery Concoctions: Forensics and Cocktails

drink-sm-2Join us for a trip back in time! Our first Mixer of 2017, Forensics and Cocktails will treat visitors to a short discussion of prohibition era toxicology, when forensic specialists had to distinguish between murder by poison—and death by bathtub gin! Guests may sample prohibition-era cocktails and mingle, while Dittrick Sr. Research Associate, Brandy Schillace will make the rounds describing the work of local “Sherlock” Dr. John George Spenzer. Cocktail tasting samples and light snacks provided. Guests must be 21 years of age. $15 admission (reduced to $8 for Dittrick Friends Group Members.

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Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm, Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library
Annual Percy Skuy Lecture

Jessie Hill, CWRU Law School’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law, will present “Controversial Coverage: Faith and the Fight to Insure Contraceptives.” Professor Hill brings a longstanding interest and expertise in access to contraception, dating to when she worked at the Reproductive Freedom Project of the national ACLU office in New York, litigating challenges to state-law restrictions on reproductive rights. She will explore recent trends in law and legislation pertaining to this important topic. Co-hosted by the Social Justice Institute (CWRU) and Advocates for Cleveland Health.
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Thursday, March 30, 6:00pm, Ford Auditorium, Allen Memorial Medical Library
Cleveland Humanities Festival

“Lady Mary’s Legacy: Vaccine Advocacy from The Turkish Embassy Letters to Video Games” by Lisa Rosner, Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies; Director, Honors Program; Stockton University. Professor Rosner’s lecture will mark the 300th anniversary of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s famous letter promoting smallpox inoculation and also celebrate “other famous moms who support vaccination.” She will also update us on progress on her project, The Pox Hunter, a 3D digital game presenting a key issue in the history of medicine: the interaction of disease entity, patient, and healer in the introduction of vaccination as a public health technology.
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