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Student Medical History Club

The Waring Library Society sponsors the Student Medical History Club to promote interest in the history of the health sciences among students in all health-related disciplines of the University. During the academic year, the group meets each month for lunch and to hear an informal lecture on some topic in the history of medicine. Reservations for lunch are required. Contact: Susan Hoffius, Waring Historical Library, 792-2288.


To join the Student Medical History Club/MUSC Facebook page and receive regular invitations to events, please visit: the Waring Historical Library on Facebook


The next Student Medical History Club meeting will be Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at noon. Dr. Stephen I. Schabel will present his talk "Student Discoveries." Reservations are required.

The meetings for November through April will take place in the Colbert Library (main MUSC library), first floor room EL 102.

Date Topic Speaker
Sept. 10, 2014 The History of the Medical University of South Carolina Ms. Susan Hoffius
October 8, 2014 Student Discoveries Dr. Stephen I. Schabel
November 12, 2014 Pathologies in Pre-Columbian Art Dr. Carlos Salinas
December 3, 2014 Schizophrenia, Colectomy and Surgical Hubris: The Tragic Misadventures of Bayard Holmes and Henry Cotton Dr. Jonathan Davidson
January 14, 2015 The Rise and Fall of Bloodletting Dr. Charles S. Bryan
February 18, 2015 Early Public Health in America: The Story of Austin Flint, MD Dr. John Vena
March 18, 2015 Dr. John Shaw Billings- the Enigmatic Bibliophile of the Army Medical Department Dr. Theresa Gonzales
April 9, 2015 G.W. Aimar & Co.: 125 Years of Pharmaceutical History in Charleston, SC Dr. Greg Brownlee