Past Speakers

The Bullitt History of Medicine Club was founded more than fifty years ago, and in that time has welcomed a wide variety of speakers. Some years were filled with talks, other saw barely a handful of presentations. Records for the early years are scattered and not always complete, so we do not know the name of every speaker or the topic of every talk.

In more recent years, with renewed student and faculty interest in the History of Medicine, and with a greater awareness that the Club itself is of historical importance, more care has been taken to preserve the Bullitt Club's "Proceedings." In addition, since the Fall 2008 semester, the speakers have graciously granted permission for the Bullitt Club to record and make available the audio portion of their talks.

Links to these MP3 audio recordings, as well as links to assorted other supporting documentation and illustrations, can be found in the associated yearly schedules to the left.

From 2005 to 2012, the Bullitt History of Medicine Club participated in a collaborative speaker series with Duke University's Trent History of Medicine Society, with monthly lecture locations alternating between the two schools.

Below is an index of speaker names and topics, since September 2000. Use your browser's Find function to search for a particular speaker.

Index of Past Speakers
SpeakerDateTopic
Anderson, John J. B. 10 January 2006 History of Vitamin D in Nutrition
Baker, Jeffrey P. 5 April 2011 The Historical Context of the Autism Epidemic
Baker, Jeffrey P. 14 November 2006 Science Discovers, Man Adapts: Premature Babies on Display in American World Fairs, 1901-1939
Beeber, Linda 15 November 2011 To Be One of the Boys: Aftershocks of the World War I Nursing Experience
Belsches, Elvatrice Parker 20 February 2007 Above and Beyond: Celebrating the Legacies of the Leonard Graduates
Blackley, R. Jackson 11 March 2003 History of Mental Illness Services in North Carolina
Blazer, Dan G. 14 September 2010 Major Depression and the Death of Social Psychiatry
Bomback, Andrew 10 October 2006 Hans Selye: Calciphylaxsis and the Internist's Sense of Smell
Bowes, Watson 13 February 2002 What can we learn from Sir Thomas Browne?
Boyd, Greg 9 March 2004 Medieval Suggestions for Medical Malpractice Reform
Bradford, William 13 April 2010 Pathology at Duke: As I Remember It
Braun, Lundy 9 April 2013 Ordering Bodies: Race, Labor, and Vital Capacity Measurements
Brown, Ivan W. 23 September 2008 The Sixty-Fifths: Famous Carolina Army Hospitals of WWI and WWII
Bryan, James 26 March 2013 September 2, 1952: A Historical Perspective on the Opening of the First Teaching Hospital at UNC and the Clinical Advances Since Then
Bryan, James A. 12 December 2000 The Odyssey of Polio
Campbell, Walter E. 11 October 2005 Whatever Duke Has, North Carolina Must Have: Reflections on the Academic Medical Centers at Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill
Carlson, Caroline 11 December 2001 Legacy of a Lifetime: The Life & Works of Frank Netter, M.D.
Carlson, Francine 11 December 2001 Legacy of a Lifetime: The Life & Works of Frank Netter, M.D.
Chenault, Elizabeth A. 8 November 2005 Charles Guiteau and the Insanity Defense
Clowse, Barbara 29 September 2009 Frances Sage Bradley: Her Biographer's Dilemma
Devine, Shauna 15 November 2011 To Be One of the Boys: Aftershocks of the World War I Nursing Experience
Dibble, Chris 10 December 2009 The Dead Ringer: Medicine, Poe, and the Fear of Burial
Dibble, Chris 17 November 2008 Edward Livingston Trudeau: The First American Physician-Scientist and the Fight against Tuberculosis
Dieckmann, Janna 19 October 2009 Home-Visiting by Nurses, Physicians, and Physical Therapists in North Carolina, 1950-1965
Dieckmann, Janna 10 February 2004 What Makes a Medical Specialty? The Case of the Home Care Physician
Dreesen, Elizabeth 20 September 2011 Exploring the 19th Century Medical Record: Penmanship, Pictures and No ICD9 Codes
Dreesen, Elizabeth 11 September 2007 Susan Dimock, M.D.: First Woman Physician from North Carolina
Elbogen, Eric 5 November 2013 The History of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Diagnosis and Treatment  
English, Peter 16 April 2008 A History of Childhood Obesity in the United States
English, Peter 11 December 2007 A History of Childhood Obesity in the United States
Estroff, Sue 14 April 2009 Blemished Bodies and Persons: A Historical Perspective on Stigma
Farina, Matthew 11 December 2012 Dr. Mary Walker: The Little Lady in Pants
Fenn, Elizabeth 21 October 2008 Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82
Fraser, James 20 February 2008 A Faceless Odyssey: Reconstructing Facial Wounds in the First World War
Gala, Gary J. 15 January 2013 A Very Fine Wind: Descartes, Harvey and the Motion of the Heart
Gamble, Vanessa Northington 9 December 2008 "Without Health and Long Life All Else Fails": A History of African-American Efforts to Eliminate Racial Disparities in Health and Health Care
Gettes, Leonard S. 10 April 2001 Music and Medicine
Gilliland, Kurt 8 December 2011 Skeletons in our Closet: Anatomical Eponyms
Goldberg, Daniel S. 15 October 2013 Clio in the Clinic: What the History of Pain Without Lesion in 19th Century America Reveals About Present Chronic Pain Management 
Goodman, Phil 13 November 2001 Radiology, Discovery and the First Years
Granger, Noelle 13 November 2007 Leonardo da Vinci, Artist and Anatomist
Griffiths, Elizabeth 12 September 2000 The Hippocratic Oath: Searching for An Ideal
Halperin, Edward C. 10 April 2012 An 1841 Medical Bill for the Care of Enslaved African-Americans and the Banality of Evil
Halperin, Edward C. 8 December 2009 Historical Problems Posed by the 100th Anniversary of Flexner's Report on Medical Education
Halperin, Edward C. 12 February 2008 The Poor, the Black, and the Marginalized as the Source of Cadavers in United States Anatomical Education
Halperin, Edward C. 13 December 2005 The Jewish Problem In U.S. Medical Education, 1920-1950
Hampton, Lee 14 March 2006 Albert Sabin and the Western Hemisphere Polio Eradication Campaign
Harrell, Sampson E. 12 February 2013 Shifting Tides: The Early Minority Presence at UNC SOM and Minority Health Disparities (of UNC and the US)
Holder, Angela R. 11 April 2006 History of Reproductive Rights in the United States
Holt, Terrence (Canceled) October 2012 The Perfect Code from Granta 120 / Q&A session
Humphreys, Margaret 30 March 2010 The South's Secret Weapons: Disease, Environment and the Civil War
Humphreys, Margaret 14 February 2006 Immensely Human: The Health of Black Soldiers In the American Civil War
Humphreys, Margaret 13 April 2004 A Stranger to our Camps: The Absence of Typhus in the American Civil War
Inrig, Stephen 19 April 2013 North Carolina’s HIV Epidemic in Historical Context
Jones, H. Michael 9 February 2010 Poverty, Pellagra, and the Tale of a Tar Heel
Jones, Mike 9 January 2007 Steeds, Trolleys, and Tin Lizzies: Medicine and the Progress of Wheels
Jones, Mike 11 January 2005 William Osler -- A Modern Introduction
Klemmer, Philip 15 September 2009 Jack London's Mysterious Malady
Klemmer, Philip 10 October 2006 Hans Selye: Calciphylaxsis and the Internist's Sense of Smell
Klintworth, Gordon 13 October 2009 The Lady in America's Most Famous Painting
Lederer, Susan E. 16 February 2012 "Fun in Bed": Entertaining Hospital Patients in 20th-Century America
Lesesne, Henry 14 November 2000 The Common Sense of Denis Burkitt of Lymphoma Fame: But He Truly Is The Fiber Man
Lindemann, Erika 2 March 2011 The 19th-Century Medical Education of UNC’s Dusenbery Brothers
Loehr, Walter 9 October 2001 Hernia Treatment in the Olden Days
Lucas, Dawne 21 January 2014 Tour of Special Collections at the Health Sciences Library
Luce, Craig 11 December 2001 Legacy of a Lifetime: The Life & Works of Frank Netter, M.D.
Lyons, Gray 8 April 2008 The Art of Early Medical Illustrators
Madison, Donald L. 14 December 2004 Enhancing Medicine's Popular Image on Stage and Screen: 1933 and Beyond
Mann-Stadt, Chailee 13 January 2011 Drs. Grace Dewey and Josephine Milligan: 19th Century Women Become 20th Century Physicians, Educators and Activists
Mauskopf, Seymour 10 March 2009 Fritz Haber: A Cautionary Tale
McLendon, William W. 26 March 2013 September 2, 1952: A Historical Perspective on the Opening of the First Teaching Hospital at UNC and the Clinical Advances Since Then
McLendon, William W. 19 September 2007 From "A Burlesque Upon Science" to National Leadership: Medical Education in North Carolina & at Chapel Hill
McLendon, William W. 12 April 2005 50th Anniversary of Bullitt Club Celebration
McLendon, William W. 12 April 2005 Bettering the Health of North Carolinians: Reece Berryhill and the UNC School of Medicine
McVaugh, Michael 10 November 2009 Arabic into Latin (Or, Why Medical Schools Got Started)
McVaugh, Michael 13 March 2007 Foxglove: Who Really Discovered It?
Meyer, William S. 7 December 2010 On the Diagnosis and "Treatment" of Homosexuality: When Prejudice Masquerades As Science
Montgomery, Royce L. 8 December 2011 Skeletons in our Closet: Anatomical Eponyms
Montross, Christine 16 October 2007 Writing as Reflection: On Being and Becoming a Doctor
Moore, Wendy 23 September 2008 The Knife Man: The Extraordinary Life and Times of John Hunter, Father of Modern Surgery
Moskal, Jeanne 10 April 2007 Livingstone's Long Shadow: Women Medical Missionaries of the 1890s
Nash, Florence 8 March 2011 Walter Kempner and the Rice Diet: Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Necochea, Raúl 16 November 2010 The International Planned Parenthood Federation in Cold War Peru
Neelon, Francis A. 6 December 2011 Caleb Parry and the Brief Life of Parry’s Disease
Neelon, Francis A. 9 October 2007 Stead at Duke, or Life in the Days of the Dinosaurs
Neelon, Francis A. 12 December 2006 The Doctors' Doctor: Eugene A. Stead, Jr., M.D
Nelson, Daniel 11 September 2001 Evolution of Human Research Subjects' Protection in the 20th Century: From Dachau to Tuskegee to Philadelphia
Nelson, Daniel 13 March 2001 Evolution of Human Research Subjects' Protection in the 20th Century: From Dachau to Tuskegee to Philadelphia
Netter, Francine Mary 22 April 2014 Medicine’s Michelangelo: The Life and Art of Frank H. Netter, M.D. 
Newborg, Barbara C. 8 March 2011 Walter Kempner and the Rice Diet: Challenging Conventional Wisdom
Nussbaum, Abraham 14 March 2006 Profession and Faith: the National Guild of Catholic Psychiatrists, 1952-1968
Ober, K. Patrick 11 November 2003 Mark Twain's Critcism of Medicine in the US
Otey, Carol 22 April 2010 Oral Contraception: From Ancient Plant Extracts to the Birth of the Pill
Owen-Smith, Brian 19 October 2010 Benjamin Franklin and Medicine
Peck, Sheldon 13 November 2012 The Modern Value of Early Writings in Medicine and Dentistry
Pemberton, Stephen 27 March 2012 Two Tales of Paradoxical Progress: How Hemophilia Became Manageable in the Twentieth Century (with Special Reference to Pioneering Medicine at UNC)
Phelps, Janey R. 25 February 2014 History of Pediatric Pain: To Treat or Not to Treat, That was the Question 
Pinkerton, Joe 8 April 2014 Written in Stone: the story of the 1918 flu epidemic as told by cemetery stones in Wilkes County  
Pollitzer, William 10 October 2000 Medicine in The Low Country: A Story of the Gullah
Reisner, Howard 8 March 2005 Plague as Muse: Art, Text, Science
Reynolds, P. Preston (Canceled) 11 January 2011 The Federal Government's Efforts to Racially Integrate Hospitals Under Medicare, 1963-1967
Reynolds, P. Preston 14 February 2012 The Federal Government's Efforts to Racially Integrate Hospitals Under Medicare, 1963-1967
Rich, Preston B. 30 September 2013 The Saving Place: UNC's response to the Hurricane Katrina Disaster 
Roberts, Charles S. 10 December 2002 The Thomas Jefferson Diet
Roberts, Charles S. 9 January 2001 William Carlos Williams: His Poetry and His Practice
Roberts, Samuel K. 1 February 2011 Infectious Fear: Politics, Disease, and the Health Effects of Segregation
Runge, Marshall 11 December 2001 Legacy of a Lifetime: The Life & Works of Frank Netter, M.D.
Rustioni, Aldo 17 April 2012 The Neuron Doctrine and the Birth of American Neurology
Rustioni, Aldo 21 January 2009 The Neuron Doctrine of 1891 and the 1906 Nobel Award for Physiology or Medicine
Saunders, Barry F. 14 October 2003 Slices on Display: Histories of Sectional Imaging
Savitt, Todd L. 10 February 2009 Entering a "White" Profession: Black Physicians in 19th- and Early 20th-Century America
Savitt, Todd L. 8 February 2005 Entering a 'White' Profession: Black Physicians in the New South, 1880-1920
Scatliff, James H. 8 April 2003 My Father's Medicine: Chicago 1910-1970
Scatliff, James H. 13 February 2001 J.B. Murphy of Chicago and Surgery for Appendicitis
Schrier, Robert 19 September 2012 20th Century Presidents and Their Maladies
Sedwick, J.Lee 13 January 2004 Alexis Carrel and Lindberg - Do You Believe in Miracles?
Sheldon, George F. 15 January 2008 John Hunter and the American School of Surgery and Medicine
Sheldon, George F. 16 September 2003 John Hunter and the American School of Surgery
Sheldon, George F. 8 January 2002 Hugh Williamson; the Carolina Franklin
Smith-Nonini, Sandy 18 October 2011 Behind the White Marches: El Salvador's Radical Community Health Movement
Thomas, Colin G. 11 March 2008 Alfred Bernard Nobel and Nobel Prize Winners in Surgery
Toledo, Alexander 18 February 2010 John Collins Warren: "Gentlemen, This Is No Humbug"
Urbaniak, James R. 9 September 2008 The Origin and History of the Handshake
Wailoo, Keith 19 January 2010 Over-Prescribed / Under-Medicated: The History and Cultural Politics of Pain Medicine in America
Wald, Priscilla 13 January 2009 Clones, Chimeras, and Other Creatures of the Biotech Revolution: Towards a Genomic Mythology
Weber, David 17 January 2012 Infectious Diseases in the Movies: Fact or Fiction
Wegner, Ansley Herring 17 September 2008 Phantom Pain: North Carolina's Artificial Limbs Program for Confederate Amputees
Wiese, Lisa 6 April 2009 Poverty and Health in the District of Columbia
Wilkins, Robert H. 11 November 2008 Barnes Woodhall: Man of Mystery
Wilson, Frank C. 9 December 2003 The Death of Thomas Wolfe: In Search of the Tubercle Bacillus
Wilson, Ruby L. 9 November 2010 Selected Duke University Medical Center Reminiscences, 1955-1984

 

Last updated: 22 May 2014