Ann Arbor 2.0

AAHM Ann Arbor 2.0.

November 2020 – January 2021

Announcing thirteen virtual panel discussions in the history of medicine!  The AAHM is pleased to welcome its members to a series of discussions of new work in the field — on topics including epidemics, the architecture of health care, the politics of race and health, therapeutics, madness, poison, and so much more.  The Ann Arbor 2.0 series presents works previously scheduled for the cancelled Ann Arbor annual meeting.  Join us over the next three months to listen in, learn, and provide feedback on this exciting new scholarship.  The innovative series of virtual panels is hosted by our member colleagues at institutions across North America — Rutgers, New Jersey Institute of Technology, University of Buffalo, Harvard, University of Michigan, the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Yale, McGill, Johns Hopkins, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California San Francisco, and University of Minnesota.

Hold these dates! AAHM members-only. Please renew if you have not done so already and encourage others to join the association.

Instructions on how members can join the discussion will be coming shortly. See you there!


AHHM Panel 1 Rethinking Epidemics and Epidemiology
Rutgers and New Jersey Institute of Technology, Friday, November 6, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm
Hosts: Johanna Schoen and Stephen Pemberton

Emily Webster, University of Chicago
Epidemics and Professional Development in Melbourne and Bombay

Jacob Steere-Williams, College of Charleston
Everyday Epidemiology: Using ‘Practice’ to Rethink the History of Victorian Epidemiology

Jim Downs, Gettysburg College
Slavery, Science and the Development of Epidemiological Methods in West Africa, 1844-1852

AAHM Panel 2 Drugs, Patients, and the Architecture of Health Care
University of Buffalo, Monday, November 16, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm
Hosts: David Herzberg and Michael Rembis

Andrea Ens, Purdue University
Selling Psychedelics: Balancing Patient Concerns, Profit Margins, and Professional Respectability at Hollywood Hospital, 1955-1973

Richard Del Rio University of Chicago
Proprietary Medicine, Cocaine and Drug War Politics in Early Twentieth-Century Chicago

Andrew Seaton New York University
Health Centres, Architecture, and Patient Opinion in the British National Health Service, 1945-1979

AAHM Panel 3 Location Matters: The importance of place in medical theory and practice
Harvard University, Friday, November 20, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosts: David Jones and Scott Podolsky

Angela Potter, Purdue University
Prozac-oplis: Locating Serotonin Research in Indianapolis, 1945-1975

David Korostyshevsky. University of Minnesota
Excluding Drunkards: Medicine, Life Insurance, and Private Morals Regulation in  Nineteenth-Century America

Eli Anders, Haverford College
From Crowded Hospitals to Climatic Hinterlands: Convalescent Homes as ‘Technologies of Place’ in Nineteenth-Century England

AAHM Panel 4 Disease, Ideology, and Nation in the Global 20th century
University of Michigan, Friday, December 4, 2020; 12:30-2:00 pm
Hosts: Alexandra Minna Stern and Joel Howell

Arnav Bhattacharya, University of Pennsylvania
Curing Venereal Disease and Revitalizing the Nation: History of Venereal Disease and Sexology in early Twentieth Century India

Pavel Vasilyev, HSE University St. Petersburg
Designing Clinical Trials in the Second Half of the Twentieth Century: USSR in the Global Context

Marian Moser Jones, University of Maryland
American World War I Nurses and White Supremacy, from the Imperial War Zone to the Interwar Home Front.

AAHM Panel 5 Errors, Ethics, and Professional Status from the Middle Ages to Modern Medicine
Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Friday, December 4, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm
Hosts: Paul Theerman, David Barnes, Keith Wailoo, Nancy Tomes

Walton Schalick, III, University of Wisconsin, Madison
“Errare humanum est:” Medical Errors in the Middle Ages

Fedir Razumenko, University of Calgary
Bridging Clinical Investigation with Ethical Regulation: Four Pioneering      Gynecologic Cancer Trials in Canada, 1974-1984

Andrew Hogan, Creighton University
Defining a Home for Disability in Late-20th Century Pediatrics: Specialties and Status

AAHM Panel 6 Babies, Mothers, and How They Grow
Yale University, Tuesday, December 8, 2020; 1:00-2:30 pm
Hosts: John Harley Warner and Naomi Rogers

Courtney E. Thompson, Mississippi State University
“Younger Than She Are Happy Mothers Made”: Precocious Maternity in the Nineteenth Century

Samir Hamdoud, University of Warwick
The Caring Eye: Dr George E. Shuttleworth and the Imagining of Childhood Idiocy in Victorian and Edwardian Britain

Heather Reel, Rutgers University, Camden
The Camera Tells the Story: Dr. Arnold Gesell’s “How a Baby Grows” Series

AAHM Panel 7 Decay, Affect, and Contagion: The Cultural and Racial Politics of Medicine
McGill University, Wednesday, December 9, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosts: David Wright and George Weisz

Dacia Boyce, Tripler Army Medical Center
“A Decay, Deep and Incurable:” Medicine, Disease, and Fantasy in Jane Austen’s Last Novels

Jacob Moses, Harvard University
Affect in Retrospect: Genital Surgeries and Tracking Ethical Reform in Late-20th Century Medical Practice

Jessica Hauger, Duke University
Smallpox and Sovereignty: The Racial Politics of Contagion in Indian Territory, 1898-1901

AAHM Panel 8 Disease, Disability, and Therapeutics
Johns Hopkins University, Friday, December 11, 2020; 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosts: Mary Fissell and Jeremy Greene

Kelly Urban, University of South Alabama
A Therapeutic Revolution within a Revolution: Chemotherapy and Tuberculosis in Cuba

Kieran Fitzpatrick, National University of Ireland
“Working in the borderlands: tracing disability in the history of surgery through the archive of Peter Freyer, 1896-1921,”

Lindsay Zafir, Yale University
Mothering Denial: HIV Skepticism and the Politics of Motherhood

AAHM Panel 9 Masculinity, Race, and Health from the U.S. and Mexico to Colonial Malaya
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Monday, December 14, 2020; 3:30-5:00 pm
Hosts: David Sepkoski, Teri Chettiar, Leslie Reagan, Rana Hogart

Kasey Mosley, Mississippi Department of Archives and History
“We Will Make You Better Than Better”: Cancer, Masculinity, and Popular Culture Since the 1950s

Pamela Maddock, University of Sydney
Approaches to Health and Justice in the Antebellum US Army: Venereal Disease at the Mexican Border, 1853

Jack Greatrex, University of Hong Kong
Pests and Human Health in Colonial Malaya, c. 1890s to 1930s

AAHM Panel 10 Experience and Expertise: Madness, Deafness, and Malaria
University of California, San Francisco, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 1:30-3:00 pm
Hosts: Aimee Medeiros, Elizabeth Watkins, Elena Conis

Michael Healey, Johns Hopkins Medical School
Madness Made Social: Political Adaptations of Diagnostic Categories in Meyerian Psychiatry

Carla Keirns, University of Kansas Medical Center
Expertise, Advocacy, and Personal Experience: How the Blind established a legal right to Braille

Sarah Runcie, Muhlenberg College
State of Emergency, State of Eradication: Malaria Campaigns in Late Colonial Cameroon

AAHM Panel 11 Medical Maps, Poison, and the Pulse
University of California, San Francisco, Thursday, December 17, 2020, 3:30-5:00 pm
Hosts: Aimee Medeiros, Elizabeth Watkins, Elena Conis

Yijie Huang, University of Cambridge
Reading the Casuistry of Pulse in Late Seventeenth-Century English Medicine: A Study on Edmund King’s Medical Cases

Erin Dwyer, Oakland University
The Poison Cup: Race, Fear, and Poison in the Antebellum South

Lauren Killingsworth, University of Cambridge
“With Maps Illustrative of the Disease”: Medical Cartography in Nineteenth-Century Colonial India

AAHM Panel 12 Cultured Knowledge: Biohistorical Approaches to Microbial Culture Collections
University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 2:30-4:00 pm
Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn

Jacalyn Duffin, Queen’s University
Culture Collections: The First International Conference

Frédéric Vagneron, University of Strasbourg
The lost world of Paul Hauduroy. Fortune and misfortunes of the Lausanne collection of microbial types (1944-1970) s

Charles Kollmer, California Institute of Technology
Living Reagents: Culture Collections, Microbial Taxonomy, and Parasite Bioassays

AAHM Panel 13 The Medical Management of Bodies: Intersex, Inmates, and Aids to Hearing
University of Minnesota, Friday, January 22, 2021; 4:30-6:00
Hosts: Dominique Tobbell and Jennifer Gunn

Mirjam Janett, University Zurich
Children, their families and the management of “Intersex” Bodies in Swiss pediatric medicine (1945-1970)

Jessica Adler, Florida International University
Diagnosing and Discrediting Inmates: Power and Resistance at the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in the 1940s

Sarah Rose, University of Texas at Arlington
“A shattering impact”: Hearing Aids, Insurance, and the Public Health Crisis That Wasn’t, 1962-2017