Welcome! The Dittrick Medical History Center and Museum invites you to be part of the CONVERSATION. Beginning each year in the fall, a new series of “Conversations” will be open to an inquiring public. Join us for a brief 15 minute presentation by Dittrick Public Engagement Fellow Brandy Schillace, followed by a dialog with an expert discussant. Questions are encouraged, and each session will conclude with a period of open public discussion. 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?
These fascinating round-tables offer a chance for our visitors to engage and respond, in city-club fashion, to critical issues of medicine today. History has shaped our health practice from doctor-patient relationships to accessibility to public health. Public discussions of hot-button issues help us to understand medicine yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Talks are led by Senior Research Associate Brandy Schillace, a TEDx speaker working in public outreach and engagement. Would you like to learn more about these events? See our VIDEO ARCHIVE of previous years. Remember that seating is limited–join as a member to get on our mailing list for these and other events.