Events Calendar

May 15

DICP Event

The Historical Roots of Injustice in Medicine: Symposium 1

The Historical Roots of Injustice in Medicine
Symposium 1: Racism, Medicine, and NEJM since 1812

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnership (DICP) at Harvard Medical School, the Center for the History of Medicine at Countway Library, and the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) present the first of three symposia, in conjunction with the ongoing NEJM series “Recognizing Historical Injustices in Medicine and the Journal.”

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Time: 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., with refreshments available before and after
Location: Minot Conference Room (Room 506), Countway Library (10 Shattuck St., Boston, MA 02115) and Zoom

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Featuring authors of the NEJM series: David S. Jones, Scott H. Podolsky, Meghan Bannon Kerr, Evelynn Hammonds, Joseph Gone, and Merlin Chowkwanyun.

All are welcome to attend.

Articles covered in Symposium 1:

  1. Slavery & the Journal – Reckoning with History and Complicity -
  2. Indigenous Americans – The Journal’s Historical “Indian Problem” -
  3. Explaining Health Inequalities – The Enduring Legacy of Historical Biases -
  4. Journal Voices in the Civil Rights Era – New Horizons and Limits in Medical Publishing -