March 9, 2017 | The public is invited to the Society for the History of Medicine and Health Professions’ annual dinner and lecture from 6-9 p.m. April 13 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
The meeting will be held in room 1180/1190 of the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive. Parking is available in the Institute on Aging’s parking lot, which is right outside the building.
Jodi Barnes, Ph.D., the station archeologist for the Arkansas Archeological Survey at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, will speak on “The Archeology of Health and Healing at Hollywood Plantation in Drew County, Arkansas.” She will discuss the changes in patent medicine in the late 19th century and how medicines were increasingly marketed to women and the ways this played into and shaped ideas about gender.
Cost for the dinner is $55. Reservations are required and must be made by April 6 by sending a check to the Historical Research Center, UAMS Library, 4301 W. Markham St., Slot 586, Little Rock, AR 72205-7199.
Society members, campus supporters and community guests are welcome. Dress is business casual.
The annual dinner and lecture is co-sponsored by the UAMS Library’s Historical Research Center. Previously, the event was held in the fall, but the society board voted to move it to the spring.
The society provides support for the Historical Research Center in the UAMS Library. It awards an annual research grant to encourage research into the history of the health sciences in Arkansas. Other projects include the conservation of rare and classic books in the center. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in preserving the history of UAMS and medicine in Arkansas.
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