The first lecture in the newly-established Hannah History of Medicine and Medical Humanities Speaker Series, sponsored by the Hannah Unit in the History of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, will be given on Weds. Sept. 30 by Dr. Steven Feierman, Professor Emeritus of History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.
The lecture, co-sponsored by CHEPA, is titled Care: The Missing Term in Eastern African Medicine, and assesses the effectiveness of the formal system of medicine in Africa, noting that historically most care of the sick has taken place outside the boundaries of biomedicine.
Feierman, who has maintained a continuous presence in Northern Tanzania as an anthropologist and historian since his graduate student days, is author of Peasant Intellectuals, of The Shambaa Kingdom, and editor of The Social Basis of Health and Healing in Africa. He has a PhD in history from Northwestern University and a DPhil from Oxford in social anthropology.
The lecture takes place on Weds. Sept. 30, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Health Sciences Library, C. Barber Mueller History of Health and Medicine Room, Lower Level, Room 1B3. All are welcome.