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. 

LECTURE CANCELED:  Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The History of Autopsy Through the Ages       

Mariam (Priya) Alexander, M.D.  
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Mayo Clinic Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology

(507) 284-2585 or email ziemer.renee@mayo.edu

Future Presentations

  • May 11 - On Whose Authority
    In celebration of National Nurses Week and Florence Nightingale
    Presenter:  Patrick J. Dean, R.N. (retired), Department of Nursing, Mayo Clinic
  • July 22 - History of Family Medicine at Mayo Clinic
    Presenter:  Elizabeth W. Cozine, M.D., Family Medicine, Mayo Clinic
  • October 7 - Of Life and Limb:  Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960
    Presenter:  Justin Barr, M.D., Ph.D., General Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • November 4 - Title to be announced
    Presenter:  Jacalyn Duffin, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), Ph.D.
    Hannah Chair History of Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CA
    Dr. Duffin is the 2020 W. Bruce Fye Visiting Professor.  


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