August 18, 2006

The Lost History of Contraceptives in America talk at Case

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The Dittrick Medical History Center at Case Western Reserve University will host the 2006 Anton and Rose Zverina Lecture, "Bodies of Evidence: Uncovering the Lost History of Contraceptives in America", presented by McGill University historian Andrea Tone. Tone will speak on Thursday, September 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Herrick Room of the Allen Memorial Library at Case, 11000 Euclid Avenue. A reception follows.

Tone is an historian who holds joint appointments in McGill's departments of history and social studies of medicine. Her work explores health, medical technology, sexuality, psychiatry and industry in the United States.

She is the author of The Business of Benevolence (1997), editor of Controlling Reproduction (1997), and author of Devices and Desires: A History of Contraceptives in America (2001), which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post. She is currently writing a book on the history of tranquilizers, medicine, and society in Cold War America (forthcoming with Basic Books) and has co-edited with Elizabeth Watkins an interdisciplinary anthology entitled Medicating Modern America: Prescription Drugs in History (New York University Press, 2007). Her work has been featured on NPR, PBS, CBC, and in the New York Times.

While the event is free and open to the public, reservations are encouraged by contacting Jennifer.nieves@case.edu by September 1 or call 216-368-3648.

Posted by: Heidi Cool, August 18, 2006 05:11 PM | News Topics: HeadlinesMain, Healthcare, Lectures/Speakers, Provost Initiatives, Public Policy/Politics

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