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  • emThe Social Life of DNAem
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    The Social Life of DNA

    Alondra Nelson talked about her book The Social Life of DNA: Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome, in which she looks at the way genetic testing is being used to address…

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  • Pandemics
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    Pandemics

    Sonia Shah moderated a forum on emerging infectious diseases and the next pandemic. The event began with Ms. Shah discussing her book, Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, From Cholera to Ebola…

    161 views
  • Discussion on Health and Sanitation in 19th Century New York
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    Health and Sanitation in 19th Century New York

    Catherine McNeur talks about her book Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City. She focuses on the hog and swill milk industries of the early 19th century. Run…

    369 views
  • How the Civil War Changed Medicine
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    How the Civil War Changed Medicine

    Dr. Ira Rutkow talked about how medicine and surgery changed during the Civil War. He responded to questions from members of the audience. “The Civil War: How Did It Impact Medicine in…

    528 views
  • emGreatest Benefit to Mankindem
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    Greatest Benefit to Mankind

    Mr. Porter talked about his new book, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity.

    248 views