The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri surrounding the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, by a white police officer generated a tsunami of media discussion about race relations, policing tactics, free speech, and the justice system. Discussions on and about race in the U.S. are often difficult and fraught with emotion, yet go to the core of who we are as a people.
Please remember to register for our first colloquium Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years. The event will be held Saturday, September 27th from 10am-3pm at the University of
Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Registration is free but required and includes lunch.
Interested in the history of nursing and medicine in Philadelphia? Check out these links to local institutions with archives, collections and events related to our city’s rich history.
We are pleased to announce a colloquium series entitled Enduring Issues in American Health Care: New Dialogues for the Present Using the Past. This series will explore, contextualize, and illuminate the histories of medicine and nursing and the ways in which both professions evolved within a framework of interaction, separation and collaboration between the years 1800 to 2000.