Bullitt History of Medicine Club

When Dec 08, 2011
from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Where MBRB Room G202
Contact Name Barbara Tysinger
Contact Phone 919 660-1143
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The Bullitt History of Medicine Club will be meeting Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the  Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) Room G202. Please join us from 12 to 1pm for light refreshments and lecture. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Dr. Kurt Gilliland and Dr. Royce Montgomery, both from the UNC Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology, will be speaking on: “Skeletons in our Closet: Anatomical Eponyms.”

From the Achilles Tendon to the Zonule of Zinn – Do you know the story behind Virchow’s node? Who was Gabriele Falloppio? What atavistic ear condition is named for Charles Darwin? Drawing from the research for their recently published book, Anatomists and Eponyms: The Spirit of Anatomy Past (2010), Drs. Gilliland and Montgomery explore a facet of medical history that is often overlooked or eliminated in modern medical curricula.

Dr. Gilliland is an Assistant Professor in the UNC Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology. His research interests include the etiology and pathology of cataract in the human eye. Dr. Montgomery is a Professor in the UNC Dept. of Cell and Developmental Biology. His research interests include intervertebral disc lesions and back pain. In addition to Anatomists and Eponyms, they are also co-authors of the 6th edition of the Appleton & Lange Review of Anatomy (2003).

For further information about the Bullitt Club, including the schedule for 2011-12 and mp3 recordings of past lectures, please visit the web site at http://www.med.unc.edu/bhomc/

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