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Gregory Professor to open lecture series on medical science history Oct. 7

Stephen Berry, the Gregory Professor of the Civil War Era in the history department, will discuss “CSI Dixie: Medical Science and Death Investigation in the 19th Century South” at 2 p.m. Oct. 7 in Room 250 of the Miller Learning Center. The talk is open to the public, and a reception will follow at 3 p.m. in the Miller Learning Center second floor rotunda.

Berry’s talk will open Throwback Therapies: History of Medical Science, a seminar series presented by the UGA Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, the departments of history and classics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the GRU/UGA Medical Partnership and the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

Throwback Therapies is an interdisciplinary seminar series designed to entertain and enlighten those interested in the origins of modern health sciences.

Berry is a co-founder of the Center for Virtual History at UGA and the Willson Center’s associate academic director for digital humanities. The author or editor of six books on America in the mid-19th century, he also edits the UnCivil Wars series at the University of Georgia Press. A recent Digital Innovation Fellow of the American Council of Learned Societies, Berry also directs the Willson Center DigiLab, an innovation and instruction hub for the digital humanities and arts on the third floor of main library.

Vivian Nutton, a professor of the history of medicine and culture at the First Moscow State Medical School, will give the next lecture in the Throwback Therapies series Nov. 2.