History of Medicine Society
Lecture Series

This scholarly program presents lectures on diverse topics by experts in the history of medicine. Lectures are free and open to Mayo Clinic employees and students, patients, visitors and the public. 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Hidden in Plain View:  Discovering the Work of a 16th Century Anatomist Hidden in the Historiated Initials of Andreas Vesalius - Surprising Images of the Healing, Stealing, Dissection, and Vivisecting of Bodies   











Douglas J. Lanska, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAN 
Professor, I. M. Sechenov University, Moscow, Russia
Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 

Phillips Hall, Siebens Building 
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN  

Complimentary light buffet at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Note: To provide adequate seating and food, please RSVP by
Monday, June 3
: (507) 284-3676 or email lane.hilary@mayo.edu

Future Presentations

  • July 24 - The History of Neurology in Film: The Early Beginnings
    Presenter:  Eelco F. Wijdicks, M.D., Ph.D.
    Professor of Neurology, Associate Professor of History of Medicine
    Mayo Clinic
  • October 2-  Title to be announced
    Presenter:  Judith Hartzell, author of "Mrs. Charlie: The Other Mayo" 
  • November 14 - The Frustrated Benevolence of 'Dr. Anonymous': Unraveling a Myth in the Early History of Angina Pectoris 
    Presenter:  Paul D. Kligfield, M.D., 2019 W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor
    Professor Emeritus of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY


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