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History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
With Bert Hansen, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, Baruch College, CUNY

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Refreshments, 5:30, Lecture 6pm

Russ Berrie Pavilion, Room 2
1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at West 168th Street

Free and Open to the Public

For over a century, the biographers of the great medical scientist Louis Pasteur have ignored his passionate and sophisticated love for painting and sculpture and the delight he took in his close friendships with leading artists.  New research on this forgotten history enriches our understanding of his personality as well as his manner of working in the laboratory.  The sober chemist, who had seemed to be devoted strictly to work and family, took enormous pleasure in the fine arts and used them as well to advance his career. 

In a colorful slide show, Professor Bert Hansen will explore the artistic threads running from Pasteur’s childhood through his

Summer 2015

Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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