April 5th, 2016
28th Annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture
"Huey P. Long’s Last Operation: When Medicine and Politics Don’t Mix" 58 min 15 sec video
Michael Trotter, MD
Surgeon
Delta Regional Medical Center
Greensville, Mississippi

February 23rd, 2016
"Alligators, Maude Abbott, & the Holmes Heart" 41 min 02 sec video
Clyde Partin, MD
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

January 26th, 2016
"The Development of Anesthesiology in Pittsburgh: Contributions from the Dental and Medical Professions" 56 min 57 sec video
Andrew Herlich, DMD, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

November 3rd, 2015
23st Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture
"Historical Considerations of Parkinson's Disease, Dopamine and Levodopa" 61 min 16 sec video
Christopher G. Goetz, MD
Professor of Neurological Sciences, Professor of Pharmacology
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois

September 29, 2015
"Knowledge Unbound: Literature of Medicine" 57 min 40 sec video
Michael E. Moran, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Urology
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

April 7, 2015
27th Annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture
"Death of President Garfield: The Difficulty of Creating Paradigm Shifts in Medicine" 64 min 14 sec video
James Young, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Executive Dean
Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

February 26, 2015
"Antibiotic Past and Futures: Seven Decades of Reform and Resistance" 61 min 23 sec video
Scott Podolsky, M.D.
Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Mass.

January 27, 2015
"The Day-to-Day Practice of Dr. Cyrus Schreiner: A Late 19th Century Practitioner in Rural Southwestern Pennsylvania" 53 min 54 sec video
Lorelei Stein, PhD
Professor
School of Arts and Sciences
Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

November 4th, 2014
22nd Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture
"The Difficulty in Recognizing New Diseases: Examples from Osler and Horton" 61 min 16 sec video
Christopher Boes, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology and History of Medicine
The Mayo Clinic
Rochester, Minnesota

October 2, 2014
“William Shakespeare and the Four Humors: Elizabethan Medical Beliefs" 55 min 26 sec video
Gail Paster, PhD
Director Emeritus
Folger Shakespeare Library
Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2014
"Medical Aspects of the 1942 Coconut Grove Night Club Fire in Boston" 59 min 39 sec video
Robert R. Nesbit, Jr., MD
Professor Emeritus of Surgery
Medical College of Georgia
Georgia Regents University
Augusta, Georgia

April 8, 2014
"George W. Crile-Surgeon: Scientist, Soldier and His Relationship to Cushing and Osler"66 min 33 sec video
Leonard Calabrese, DO
Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Vice Chairman, Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases
Cleveland Clinic

March 6, 2014
"The History of the Bedside Cardiac Exam: An Ancient Relic or a Forgotten Clinical Tool?" 65 min 57 sec video
Barry Silverman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Emeritus Director of Cardiology, Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

November 12, 2013
20th Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture
"Being Struck through the Ages: From Hippocrates to Modern Stroke Care” 58 min 06 sec video
Kerstin Bettermann, PhD, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Penn State School of Medicine
Hershey, PA

September 17, 2013
“Antonio Was not Just A Blowhard: the Rockport, Maine – Bologna Connection” 62 min 07 sec video
Richard Kahn, MD, MACP
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dartmouth Medical School
Private Practitioner
Rockport, Maine

February 28, 2013
2nd Annual Jonathon Erlen History of Medicine Lecture
"The Doctor, the Plumber, and Mark Twain: Miasmas, Microbes, and Medicine in the Guilded Age" 57 min 35 sec video
K. Patrick Ober, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine
School of Medicine
Wake Forest University

January 29, 2013
“American Medical Quackery: Then and Now” 55 min 31 sec video
Jonathon Erlen, PhD
History of Medicine Librarian
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

November 6, 2012
"The Perfect Storm: The History of the Vaccine-Autism Controversy" 66 min 13 sec video
Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine
Duke University

September 18, 2012
"Innovation and Limitation: The History of 'Me-Too' Drugs" 69 min 10 sec video
Jeremy Green, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of History of Medicine, Department of Medicine
Johns Hopkins University

April 3, 2012
24th Annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture
"On the Origins of Therapies—and Their Consequences" 57 min 17 sec video
David S. Jones MD, PhD
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
Harvard University

February 23, 2012
"The Worldwide Fusarium Keratitis Epidemic of 2004-2006: What Would Dr. John Snow and the Reverend Henry Whitehead Have Done?" 60 min video
John D. Bullock, MD, MPH, MSc
Infectious Disease Epidemiologist
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Wright State University

January 24, 2012
"Sigmund Freud: Neurologist" 39 min 52 sec video
John F. Delaney Jr, MD, DrPH
Pittsburgh, PA

November 1, 2011
"Gut Feelings and Technical Precision: Thinking about the History of Cystic Fibrosis" 48 min 27 sec video
Susan Lindee, PhD
Department of the History and Sociology of Sciences
Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies
University of Pennsylvania

September 27, 2011
"Tracing the Body: The Atomic Energy Commission's Radioisotope Program and the Emergence of Nuclear Medicine,
1945-1960" 64 min 2 sec video
Angela Creager, PhD
Princeton University

April 5, 2011
23rd Annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture
"Michael DeBakey, Denton Cooley and the Controversial Artificial Heart Implants of the 1960s" 59 min 20 sec video
ShelleyMcKellar, PhD
History Department
University of Western Ontario

March 15, 2011
"The World of Harry Potter: Medieval Medicine, Science, and Magic" 49 min 19 sec video
Sylvia Pamboukian, PhD
Assistant Professor of English Studies
Robert Morris University

February 22, 2011
"Magic and Monsters in the Stacks: How Harry Potter Came to the National Library of Medicine" 44 min 11 sec video
Stephen Greenberg, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services, History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine

January 25, 2011
"Chris Barnard and the Story of Heart Transplantation" 60 min 1 sec video
David K.C. Cooper, MD, PhD, FRC
Professor of Surgery
Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute

November 2, 2010
"A Perfect Storm: The Short History of Physician Assisted Suicide" 60 min video
Ian Dowbiggin, PhD
Professor of History
University of Prince Edward Island

September 28, 2010
"Pittsburgh's Health Before the Epidemic or Life on a Volcano" 1 hr 7 min video
Jim Higgins, PhD
Professor of History
Kutztown University

December 3, 2009
"Navy Medicine in the Last Campaigns: Iwo Jima and Okinawa" 57 min video
Mr. Jan Herman

February 25, 2010
"William Osler’s Impact on the Principles and Practice of Hematology" 47 min 29 sec video
Barry Cooper, MD
Baylor Sammons Cancer Center
Dallas, TX

April 1, 2010
"Technology In Surgery: The Law of Accelerating Returns in Surgery" 33 min 20 sec video
Michael Moran, MD
Southwestern Urology
Tucson, AZ

October 8, 2009
"The History of the Color of Disease" 48 min 54 sec video
David S. Wheeler, MSIII
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

April 2, 2009
21st Annual Mark M. Ravitch History of Medicine Lecture
"Renal Transplantation: Historical Perspectives" 59 min 24 sec video
Arnold G. Diethelm, MD
Professor Emeritus, former Chair, Department of Surgery
University of Alabama School of Medicine

February 26, 2009
"Foundations of Palliative Care: William Osler's Study of the Act of Dying" 59 min 33 sec video
Paul Mueller
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Mayo Clinic

January 20, 2009
"The 200th Anniversary of Abdominal Laparotomy—The Ephraim McDowell Story" 62 min 54 sec video
John Raves, MD
Senior Attending General Surgeon, Laparoscopist, and Laparotomist
Allegheny General Hospital

November 6, 2008
15th Annual Sylvan E. Stool History of Medicine Lecture
"Ails to the Chief: Three American Presidents and Their ENT Maladies" 63 min 54 sec video
David H. Darrow, MD, DDS
Professor of Otolaryngology and Pediatrics
Eastern Virginia Medical School

September 25, 2008
"Taming the Flu: Influenza Vaccines and American Virology, 1937-1957" 54 min 21 sec video
John Eyler, PhD
Professor of the History of Medicine
University of Minnesota School of Medicine

April 3, 2008
"Too Shocking For Public Perusal: Public Accessibility to a Surgeon's Record" 50 min 58 sec video
Peter Warren, MD
University of Manitoba and Erstwhile of Guy's Hospital Medical School

November 1, 2007
"The Steel Cocoon: Tales of the Doctors, Nurses & Patients of the Iron Lung, 1928-1955" 42 min 25 sec video
Lynne Dunphy
University of Rhode Island

January 18, 2007
"Professors & Mad Men: The Discovery of Notorious Nostrums & Rare Remedies" 50 min 57 sec video
John Lazo, PhD
Drug Discovery Institute

December 16, 2006
"Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race" 56 min 18 sec video
Susan Backrach, PhD
U.S. Holocaust Museum

February 17, 1998
"A Woman Surgeon: Eclecticism or Oxymoron?" 59 min 42 sec video
John Raves, MD
Department of Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital

September 16, 1997
"Why We Trust Mother Nature: The Emergence of American Botanical Medicine" 56 min 38 sec video
Michael Flannery
University of Alabama at Birmingham

May 11, 1989
"Successors of Richard Bright: 19th Century Debates Concerning Hypertension and Renal Disease" 47 min 5 sec video
Raymond Rault, MD
Department of Renal Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

September 14, 1988
"Oral Contraceptives in Ancient and Medieval Society" 51 min 5 sec video
John Ridle, PhD
Professor
History Department
North Carolina State University

March 23, 1982
"Historical Aspects of the Development of Transplantation"
Part 1 audio recording
Part 2 audio recording
Thomas E. Starzl, MD, PhD
Distinguished Service Professor of Surgery
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine