Past Event

The Brooklyn Interns Hazing Episodes of 1916 and 1927: Anti-Semitism in Early 20th Century US Medical Education

October 10, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Long Health Services Library (Room 103-A), Hammer Health Sciences Building, 701 West 168th Street, New York

Though anti-semitism in early 20th century U.S. medical education was pervasive, it rarely resulted in acts of violence. The exception was in Brooklyn where Jewish interns were twice assaulted at Kings County Hospital in 1916 and 1927. Dr. Edward Halperin will present the findings of his recent research on these incidents and discuss the implications of the assaults in light of the current debate on immigration and higher education.

This event is free, but registration is required via the event webpage

Dr. Edward C. Halperin has been Chancellor and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Medical School since 2012. Prior to this he served as Dean of the School of Medicine, Ford Foundation Professor of Medical Education, and professor of radiation oncology, pediatrics, and history at the University of Louisville. He was also on the faculty at Duke University for 23 years, serving as professor and chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine and associate vice chancellor. Besides his medical achievements, Dr. Halperin has long had a keen interest in the history of medicine especially in the history of racial, religious and gender discrimination in higher education.