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Portrait of Dr. Nicolas Ramussen

The IHPST is delighted to welcome Dr. Nicolas Rasmussen as the leader of our Research Seminar.

Rasmussen is Professor of History & Philosophy of Science at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. He is a historian of medicine and life sciences, with degrees in History & Philosophy of Science (MPhil, Cambridge, 1987), Biological Sciences (PhD, Stanford, 1992), and Public Health (MPH, Sydney University Medical School, 2007).  He has published widely, including the following books:

Gene Jockeys: Life Science and the Rise of Biotech Enterprise, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2014.

On Speed The Many Lives of Amphetamine, New York University Press, New York and London, 2008.

Picture Control: The Electron Microscope and the Transformation of Biology in America, 1940-1960, Stanford University Press, Stanford, 1997.

For further information, see his website: http://www.nicolasrasmussen.com/Home_Page.html

In the research seminar, we will be discussing his article: “Group Weight Loss and Multiple Screening: A Tale of Two Heart Disease Programs and the Problems of Postwar American Public Health.”

Participants are expected to read this article. Write to: (jung.sunguk@mail.utoronto.ca) for a copy of the article.

Join us for this exciting event!

When: November 08, 12-2 pm
Where: IHPST Common room.

Lunch, coffee and tea will be provided.

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