Upcoming events

Saturday Sketch at OHSU Library
Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:00-3:00pm
BICC Building, 3rd floor

Join us for an afternoon of drawing inspired by unique materials from the history of the health sciences and the views from the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library.  Get up close and create something personal from engaging with rare artifacts and books from the Library’s historical collections, presented for your artistic inspiration. Artists from the St. James Lutheran Church Art Group will be on-hand to offer advice on technique.
 
Supplies (pencils, paper and drawing boards) will be provided. For those who wish to bring their own art materials, please note that the nature of these rare materials precludes the use of pens, colored pencils, oil paints, or watercolors. Photography is welcome.

Film Screening: No Más Bebés
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
, 6:00pm
RLSB 3A003A & B

Join OHSU Library and the Center for Women's Health to watch a powerful documentary about citizen advocacy and reproductive healthcare reform. The EMMY® nominated film No Más Bebés tells the story of Mexican immigrant mothers who sued doctors, the state, and the U.S. government after they were sterilized while giving birth at Los Angeles County General Hospital during the
1970s.

Unspeakable: Sex, madness, and the malarial treatment of syphilis in Middle America, 1925-1939
Dr. Christi Hancock, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Portland
Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 12:00pm
OHSU Auditorium

Join Dr. Hancock for an examination of the social history of the experimental malarial treatment of syphilis as it unfolded at the Central State Hospital for the Insane in Indianapolis, Indiana 1925-1939. Tracing the history of one patient in particular, Mabel Smith, alongside that of the hospital’s lead pathologist, Dr. Walter L. Bruetsch, the talk argues that power inequalities between patients and providers created the context for a steady stream of marginalized patients, which encouraged and sustained ethically questionable medical experimentation.