History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series
Wednesday, March 13th at 6pm with refreshments at 5:30
Russ Berrie Medical Science Pavilion, Room 2, 1150 St. Nicholas Ave. at West 168th St.
By Michael Nevins, M.D., President, Medical History Society of New Jersey
Dr. David Hosack (1769-1835) was a “mover and shaker” on New York's medical scene during the early 19th century. While some considered him to be the outstanding practitioner of his era, others reviled him as a liar and troublemaker. Considered one of the star teachers of the early College of Physicians and Surgeons, he later fomented a revolt that led to a mass faculty resignation from the College, almost destroying it. Hosack then formed his own medical school in lower Manhattan that was affiliated with Rutgers College. Dr. Hosack also was active in cultural affairs in the city and started America's first public garden, located at what is now Rockefeller Center. In addition to discussing this charismatic and controversial physician, Dr. Nevins will describe medical student life in Olde New York as depicted in the diary of one of Hosack's students.
Free and open to the public.
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