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Topics in the History of the Health Sciences Class

The Topics in the History of the Health Sciences [IP 732] is held in the Spring Semester and is open to students in all colleges at MUSC as well as the College of Charleston. Enrollment is limited to 25 and will be on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the library before registering to ensure space is available. [The course number is IP 732. One hour credit is offered by some colleges (depending on curriculum). Consultation with the Dean of your college should clarify this.] For more information or to register, please contact Susan Hoffius at 792-2288.


Meetings are held Thursdays at noon at the Waring Historical Library. Students are encouraged to bring their lunches.


The 2014 spring schedule of topics and presenters:

Please note this schedule is subject to change.


Date TopicSpeaker
Jan. 9 The Art and Science of Medicine H. Biemann Othersen, M.D.
Jan. 16 Pandemic: Lesson from Plague and HIV/AIDS Charles S. Bryan, M.D.
Jan. 23 The History of the Medical University of South Carolina Susan Hoffius, M.S.
Jan. 30 History of Patent Medicine Ronald O. Nickel, Ph.D.
Feb. 6 History of Nursing Elizabeth M. Bear, Ph.D.
Feb 13 Early Origins of Neurology Paul B. Pritchard, M.D.
Feb. 20 Louis Pasteur: The Two Sides of a Genius Gabriel Virella, M.D.
Feb. 27 The Origins of Dental Medicine Edward L. Welsh, D.D.S.
Mar. 6 Diabetes (Tegrity) Michael Bliss, Ph.D.
Mar. 13 History of Polio Armand Glassman, M.D.
Mar. 20 History of Transplantation P.R. Rajagopalan, M.D.
Mar. 27 Adam's Rib to Open Heart: the Early History of Thoracic Surgery Robert Sade, M.D.
Apr. 3 The Tree that Changed Medicine and the Geography of the World Carlos Salinas, D.M.D.
Apr. 10 History of Radiology Stephen I. Schabel, M.D.
Apr. 17 TBA