Past Event

Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Uptown

May 13, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Ave., New York, NY

Speaker: Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY

Starting at the Academy, a small group will visit several sites in upper Manhattan including the Cardinal Cooke building and the former Cancer Hospital.   high point will be special access to the newly restored medical history murals painted by Charles Alston and others at Harlem Hospital in the 1930s. An illustrated lecture on the architectural history of medicine in New York City taking place on May 11 is a recommended complement to this tour, but not required.

Participants will be on their feet for approximately 90 minutes, should wear sturdy close-toed shoes and are required to bring an active Metrocard. Participants may also wish to bring a bottle of water. The tour group will meet at The New York Academy of Medicine building located at 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd street.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the website.

Bert Hansen, Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College of CUNY, has been teaching the history of science and medicine since 1974. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in history of science from Princeton. His 2009 book Picturing Medical Progress from Pasteur to Polio: A History of Mass Media Images and Popular Attitudes in America was honored by the American Library Association and the Popular Culture Association. His recent articles explore the connections between Louis Pasteur and the art world of 19th-century Paris.