1. CHM Presents the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture

    March 10, 2015

    The Center for the History of Medicine is pleased to announce the 14th Annual Horace W. Davenport Lecture in the Medical Humanities.  This year we will be joined by Prof. David Oshinsky, Director of the Division of Medical Humanities and Professor of History at New York University.  Prof. Oshinsky is a prolific and award-winning author whose book Polio: An American Story won the Pulitzer Prize for History.  Prof. Oshinsky’s lecture will be on the history of America’s successful public health crusade against polio, and marks the 60th anniversary of the announcement of an effective polio vaccine.

    Please join us on Sunday, April 12 at 3:00 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.

    APRIL 12, 2015, 3 p.m.Ann Arbor District Library,
    Downtown branch, Multi-Purpose Room
    343 South 5th Ave,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    Introductory comments by
    University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel

    David Oshinsky is a professor of history at NYU and directs the Division of Medical Humanities at the NYU School of Medicine. His books include A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; Worse Than Slavery, won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award for its distinguished contribution to human rights; and Polio: An American Story, which won the Pulitzer Prize for History, among other awards, and influenced Bill Gates to make polio eradication the top priority of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Professor Oshinsky’s reviews and essays appear regularly in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other international publications.


    David Oshinsky, Ph.D

    Professor of History,
    New York University

    Director, Division of
    Medical Humanities,
    NYU School of Medicine

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Polio: An American Story