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History of Medicine Lecture: Pericles and the Plague of Athens

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The OHSU History of Medicine Society invites you to the next presentation in the History of Medicine Society Lecture Series:


"Pericles and the Plague of Athens"

Guest speaker: Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, MBA, MACP, Chief, Medical Care Clinical Care Center, VA Maryland Health Care System, Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Friday March 12, 2010

Public lecture: 12:15 p.m.

Refreshments served at noon

Location: OHSU Old Library Auditorium

Dr. Philip Mackowiak is professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of the Medical Care Clinical Center of the VA Maryland Health Care System. He is a graduate of Bucknell University (B.S. in Biology), the University of Maryland (M.D.) and the Johns Hopkins University (M.B.A.). He began his career as an Epidemic Intelligence Officer with the Centers for Disease Control in the early 1970s. In 1975, he joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, where he rose to the rank of Professor of Medicine before joining the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1988. He has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, editorials and book chapters on a variety of medical topics and is perhaps best known in the medical community for his work on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of fever. His book, Fever, Basic Mechanisms and Management, now in its second edition, is the first comprehensive monograph on the subject since one published by Wunderlich in 1868. 

Medical history is Dr. Mackowiak's other passion and area of growing expertise. For almost a decade, he has hosted an internationally acclaimed series of Historical Clinicopathological Conferences in Baltimore. These have given rise to ten peer-reviewed articles and two books, one entitled Post Mortem: Solving History's Great Medical Mysteries (2007) and the other, Imperial Furies: Impact of the Julio-Claudians and Their Illnesses on Roman History, which is currently in search of a publisher.

The lecture is free and open to the public. If you have a disability and need an accommodation to attend or participate in this event please contact Sara Piasecki (503-418-2287) at least five business days prior to the event.

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