September 15, 2009
Off the Shelf- Episode 9: Dissection with James Edmonson
I'm happy to kick off season two of Off the Shelf with my guest James Edmonson. Jim is the curator of the Dittrick Medical History Center here at Case Western Reserve University, and is also adjunct associate professor in the Department of History. Jim was co-author of the book Dissection: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine: 1880-1930, with John Harley Warner of Yale University. The book came out earlier this year to great critical and popular success. You can listen in to our discussion about the book, the role of cadavers and dissection in American medical education, and more about the Dittrick's collection.
The podcast can be heard by clicking on the player below.
In addition, the podcast can be downloaded as an mp3 file or iTunes-friendly m4a version. To download either file, right-click (control-click on the Mac) the link below the player and select "save file as..." When the file is downloaded, you can listen to it with the audio playing software or device of your choice.
I'd also like to provide a link to the opening of a new permanent exhibition space at the Dittrick Medical History Center at the Allen Memorial Library, that will feature the Center's Percy Skuy Collection on the History of Contraception. The Center is hosting an accompanying talk and reception that is being held on Thursday, September 17th at 6 pm.
The book Dissection can also be ordered directly from the Dittrick Medical History Center using this order form.
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