The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce a book talk by Prof. David Oshinsky. Prof. Oshinsky, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities and Professor of History at New York University, will be discussing his forthcoming book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital.
In his latest work, Pulitzer Prize-winning scholar David Oshinsky chronicles the history of America’s oldest hospital and in so doing also charts the rise of New York to the nation’s preeminent city, the path of American medicine from butchery and quackery to a professional and scientific endeavor, and the growth of a civic institution. From its origins in 1738 as an almshouse and pesthouse, Bellevue today is a revered public hospital bringing first-class care to anyone in need.
Please join us on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the downtown branch of the Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor, MI. The lecture is free and open to the public.