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Lecturer to discuss history of women in medicine

Athens, Ga. – Women in medicine is the theme of a University of Georgia talk that will be given by Regina Morantz-Sanchez, a University of Michigan professor of history, on March 22 in room 148 of the Miller Learning Center. The lecture on “What’s History Got to Do with It? Four Decades of Scholarship on Gender and Medicine” is free and open to the public.

Morantz-Sanchez began researching and teaching women’s history in 1971 during the early stages of its development as a field. She also helped to establish new approaches to the social history of medicine, and her scholarship has contributed to the growth of each of these fields over the last 30 years. She has written or edited three books—In Her Own Words: Oral Histories of Women Physicians (Greenwood Press, 1982), Sympathy and Science: Women Physicians in American Medicine (Oxford University Press, 1985) and Conduct Unbecoming a Woman: Medicine on Trial in Turn of the Century Brooklyn (Oxford University Press, 1999).

The lecture is sponsored by the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences department of history and the Georgia Health Sciences University/UGA Medical Partnership.