Recap from Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years Colloquium

(left to right) Jeffrey Brosco, Amanda Mahoney, Steven Peitzman, Patricia D'Antonio, Barron Lerner, and Jean Whelan, gather during recent colloquium (photo credit: Daniel Burke)

(left to right) Jeffrey Brosco, Amanda L. Mahoney, Steven Peitzman, Patricia D’Antonio, Barron Lerner, and Jean Whelan, gather during recent colloquial (photo credit: Daniel Burke)

The Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing held the first Enduring Issues in American Health Care colloquial, Professionalizing Nursing and Medicine: The Early Years on Saturday, September 27th at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.

The series, generously funded by the The Benjamin & Mary Siddons Measey Foundation, was created to illuminate the histories of medicine and nursing and to explore the ways that both professions evolved within the framework of interaction, separation, and collaboration between the years of 1800 to 2000.

Our speakers and the audience of clinicians, students and historians had a lively discussion about medical and nursing education in the nineteenth century and beyond.

We are looking forward to continuing the conversation with the second colloquial in the series, which will be held in Spring 2015. The date and theme for the event will be posted at the Center’s website shortly. Stay tuned!

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