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C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society

The C.F. Reynolds Medical History Society is one of the largest regional history of medicine societies in the U.S., with a diverse membership that includes several past and present members of the History of Medicine faculty at the University of Pittsburgh. Among its activities, the Society sponsors an annual lecture series and an annual prize for the best research paper by a medical student.

Please refer all questions about the Society and its programming to Jonathon Erlen, PhD, at erlen@pitt.edu or 412-648-8927.

Regular Membership Form PDF

Student Membership Form PDF

Medical Student Membership Form PDF

2019–2020 Schedule of Lectures

All lectures will be held in lecture hall #1, 4th floor of Scaife Hall, University of Pittsburgh, at 6:00 P.M. A dinner for members and their guests in the 11th floor Conference Center, Scaife Hall will follow each of the five individual lectures. We hope that you and any interested colleagues will join us for these five evenings of historical lectures and discussions. 

The C. F. Reynolds Medical History Society appreciates your continuing support and is confident that you will enjoy this coming year's programming. Please refer all questions on the Society and its programming to the Society’s Secretary/Treasurer, Dr. Jonathon Erlen, 412-486-4029; erlen@pitt.edu.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Poena par sapientia: Tommy John Surgery and Modern Sports Medicine.”
Walton Schalick, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director and Physician Supervisor
Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation, 
University of Wisconsin 

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

“Medical Education in 19th Century America: Jefferson and Flexner Revisited.”
Robert Gibson, M.D. 
Department Chair, Department of Medicine, Retired
University of Virginia

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

“Poison Garden: Poisoning in Agatha Christie's Literature.”
Sylvia Pamboukian, PhD
Professor of English, Associate Director of the Honors Program
Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 

“Dr. Charles Champion and the Evolution of African American Independent Compounding, Alternative, and Herbal Pharmacy Practice in the South.”
James Bailey, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

“Organ transplantation – past, present, and future.”
David Cooper, M.D.
Co-Director, Xenotransplantation Program, Department of Surgery 
University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)