Come one, come all to the Midwest Junto for the History of Science, the regional history of science/technology/medicine conference, held this weekend at the University of Minnesota.
The program is not online as yet, so I can’t point you to it, but suffice it to say that there will be lots of terrific and diverse papers on Saturday April 5 and Sunday, April 6. All papers will be given in EE-CSCI 3-230 (Electrical and Computing Engineering, University of Minnesota, East Bank, on Washington Ave).
I’ll be talking on Sunday morning. Here’s the plan of my session:
Session 2: 20th Century Medicine
10:30-10:55 a.m.: Suzanne Fischer (University of Minnesota)
“’Say ‘Yes’ to the General’: How Advertising and Organizing Saved a Hospital.”
10:55-11:20 a.m.: Cara Kinzelman (University of Minnesota)
“Twilight Sleep and the Professionalization of Obstetrics.”
11:20-11:45 a.m.: Krystal Rose (Eastern Illinois University)
“Called to Death: A Case Study on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic in Coles County, Illinois.”
11:45-12:10 a.m.: Kirstin Lawson (University of Missouri)
“Healthcare as a Citizen’s Right: Public Health at the Hayward Indian School, Wisconsin, 1901-1920.”
I’ll be talking about how Minneapolis General Hospital became Hennepin County General Hospital. One reason to come to my talk is that I’m going to play a record on my 1980s portable record player.
Stick around for the rest of the afternoon on Sunday, and you can hear a talk by my pal Christine:
2:10-2:35 p.m.: Christine Manganaro (University of Minnesota)
“Race Biology in Hawaii: Harry L. Shapiro, the Station for Racial Research, and the Chinese-Hawaiian Project, 1920-1937
You can still register for the conference by contacting Jole Shackelford at firstname.lastname@example.org.