Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The George Rosen Memorial Lecture

The Beaumont Medical Club of Connecticut


John M. Eyler
“The Fog of Research: Vaccine Trials During the Great Influenza”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2008, 5:00—6:00 PM

John M. Eyler
Professor Program Director and Director of Graduate Studies History of Medicine Program
Education & Training
John Eyler received his B.A. in history from the University of Maryland (1966) and his Ph.D. in history of science from the University of Wisconsin (1971). After a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in the history of medicine sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation, he taught for a year in the History Department of Northwestern University. The following year, 1974, he joined the History of Medicine Program at University of Minnesota.

His broad interest is the intersection of scientific expertise and modern society, particularly aggregate problems of health and health care: the history of disease, the development of health policy, the evolution of social welfare, the changing nature of hospitals, the history of public health and preventive medicine, and the history of epidemiology. Modern Britain and America are particular interests. He has published two books: Victorian Social Medicine: The Ideas and Methods of William Farr (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Pr., 1979); and Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine, 1885-1935 (New York: Cambridge Univ. Pr., 1997). His articles and book chapters deal with the history of epidemiology and public health, with poverty and disease, with nineteenth-century theories of disease, and with history of vital statistics. He is currently studying influenza research in the twentieth century.
The Beaumont lectures are free and open to the public. The Beaumont Club lectures are held at Yale University in the Historical Library at the Sterling Hall of Medicine within the Yale School of Medicine campus. The address is 333 Cedar Street, New Haven. Lectures begin at 5:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. with tea served prior to each lecture at 4:30 p.m. Sherry is served immediately following the lecture. Dinner is served for Beaumont Medical Club members in the Beaumont Room and members are encouraged to make reservations as early as possible.
Founded in 1986, The George Rosen Memorial Lecture, honors a renowned figure in the history of medicine, whose writings, activism, and teaching were formative in shaping the course of current medical studies and public health policies.

George Rosen Memorial Lecturers

Michael Shepherd, 1986
Peter Gay, 1987
Julius Richmond, 1988
Saul Benison, 1989
David Rosner, 1990
John MacGregor, 1991
Alan Derickson, 1992
Dorothy Porter, 1993
Barbara Bates, 1995
Alan Brandt, 1996
Sherwin Nuland, 1997
Howard Markel, 1998
Jacalyn Duffin, 1999
Margaret Humphreys, 2000
Rosemary Stevens, 2002
Franklin Robinson, 2003
Alan Kraut, 2004
Michael Merson, 2005
Charles Rosenberg, 2006