NLM History of Medicine lecture

Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the next NLM History of Medicine lecture, to be held on Thursday, 21 February, 2013 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., in the Lister Hill Auditorium, National Library of Medicine, Building 38A, Bethesda, MD. This presentation has been re-scheduled from an earlier date.

“Calculating with Mortalities in Restoration London: John Graunt and his Natural and Political Observations.”

Kristin Heitman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medical History Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

The paper will discuss Graunt’s ground-breaking epidemiological and statistical work with plague and other diseases in 17th century England. Drawing upon NLM’s extensive holdings of Graunt’s published works, this lecture will examine the development, evolution, distribution, and reception of Graunt’s book through its five editions.

All are welcome.

Sign language interpretation is provided. Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate may contact Stephen Greenberg at 301-435-4995, e-mail greenbes@mail.nih.gov, or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Due to current security measures at NIH, off-campus visitors are advised to consult the NLM Visitors and Security website:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/visitor.html

Sponsored by
NLM’s History of Medicine Division
Jeffrey S. Reznick, PhD, Chief

Event contact:
Stephen J. Greenberg, MSLS, PhD
Coordinator of Public Services
History of Medicine Division
National Library of Medicine, NIH
301-435-4995
greenbes@mail.nih.gov

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