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Registration Open for Half-Day Chicago Area Medical Archivists Medical History Symposium (September 20 at Northwestern University’s Galter Health Sciences Library)

(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University)

The program for the half-day September 20, 2019 CAMA (Chicago Area Medical Archivists) sponsored medical history symposium has been confirmed. A big thanks to all of the speakers who have agreed to share their insights. We look forward to hearing their research findings.

Further in this e-mail is the schedule and list of speakers. The symposium will begin at 1 pm.

Prior to the start of the symposium, everyone is invited to a brief CAMA networking meeting that will begin at 12:30 pm.

Please RSVP <r-kubilius@northwestern.edu> if you plan on coming. Knowing the attendee count will help in room set-up plans, alert me if we are reaching room capacity, and will provide me with an attendee list (of non-Northwestern Medicine attendees) to submit to our building security desks.

For those not familiar with Northwestern University’s Chicago campus, visit this university website for public transportation and driving options.


Friday, September 20, 2019


Light refreshments; view Galter Library’s 12th General Hospital banner exhibit¬†

12:30-1 pm

CAMA organizational & business discussion

1-2 pm

From Ward to War: Northwestern as the 12th General Hospital

Gabrielle Barr (National Library of Medicine fellow at Galter Library, 2018/2019)

“Hospital work is war work”: ¬†Northwestern’s Homefront Hospitals 1940 – 1945

Sue Sacharski (Northwestern Memorial Hospital Archives)

2-2:15 pm


2:15 – 3:45 pm

Northwestern University’s Traffic Institute:

Over 90 years of traffic safety research and public health outcomes

Rachel Cole (Northwestern University Transportation Library)

Battling for the Honor of ‘Old Rush’: Sports at Rush Medical College, 1892-1904

Nathalie Wheaton (Rush University Medical Center Archives)

Michael Reese and Mercy Hospital

Edward Winslow, MD (Feinberg School of Medicine; independent medical history researcher)

3:45-4:00 pm


Sponsored by:

CAMA (Chicago Area Medical Archivists)–http://www.chicagoarchivists.org/cama

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