“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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Senior Research Associate Brandy Schillace will talk about herbs and herbal tonics used as medicine. How did our ancestor’s deal with daily aches and pains, the common cold, or even more serious ailments? In what way do we still use plants and herbs today? Discussion partner, Cleveland Botanical Gardens Herbal Society and Erika Olbricht, PhD., Instructor of English, CWRU. Join us for a tasting of herbal delights, and a look at some of the Dittrick’s rare herbals.
ARE YOU CURIOUS?? How does the history of medicine impact us today? Join us for Dittrick’s signature round-table series, or come for a “Museum Mixer!” Conversations conclude with panel discussion and open public dialogue. What laid the groundwork for anatomy instruction? How did we get from Sherlock to CSI? When did birth become “hospitalized”? What were the ramifications of the Comstock Acts (making birth control illegal in the US)? And, more importantly, how do these fascinating histories continue to change our world and shape our experiences? Be sure to register, as space is limited!