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American Association for the History of Medicine

Call for Papers, 1998 Annual Meeting. The 1998 meeting will be held 7–10 May 1998 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Any person interested in presenting a paper at this meeting is invited to submit an abstract (one original and seven copies) to the Chair of the Program Committee: John Harley Warner, Section of the History of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, L132 SHM, P.O. Box 208015, New Haven, CT 06520-8015.

Any subject in the history of medicine is suitable for presentation, but the paper must represent original work not already published or in press. Presentations are limited to twenty minutes. Because the Bulletin of the History of Medicine is the official journal of the AAHM, the Association encourages speakers to make their manuscripts available for consideration by the Bulletin upon request. Abstracts must be typed single-spaced on one sheet of paper, and must not exceed 350 words in length. Abstracts should include not merely a statement of a research question, but findings and conclusions sufficient to allow assessment by the committee. The following biographical information is also required: Name, title (occupation), academic degrees, preferred mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, and present institutional affiliation. Abstracts must be received by 30 September 1997. Please note that abstracts submitted by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.

As in the past, the 1998 program will include lunch-time roundtable workshops and may include poster sessions. Proposals for sessions of three papers may be submitted, but each abstract will be judged and accepted on its own merits. Those wishing to submit abstracts for these sessions should follow the instructions given above.

National and International News

A New Journal. History of Psychology, a quarterly scholarly journal published by the American Psychological Association, announces the publication of its first issue, in Spring 1998. The editor is Michael M. Sokal, Department of Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609 (tel.: 508-831-5712; fax: 508-831-5932; e-mail:; WWW URL: The journal will serve as a forum for both psychologists and other scholars interested in the full range of current ideas and approaches pertaining to the relationship between history and psychology. It will primarily feature refereed scholarly articles dealing with specific issues, areas, or individuals [End Page 320] in the history of psychology. It will also publish papers in related areas such as historical psychology (the history of consciousness and behavior, theory in psychology as it pertains to history, historiography, biographical and autobiographical analysis, psychohistory, and issues involved in teaching the history of psychology.

College of Physicians of Philadelphia. The Spring 1997 History of Medicine Seminars of the Francis C. Wood Institute for the History of Medicine comprised: 6 February, “Cutting the Part To Save the Whole: An Ancient Metaphor from Surgery,” Maarten Ultee; 13 February, “Selling Syringes: The Advertisement of Hypodermic Syringes in Pharmaceutical Trade Catalogs, ca. 1880s–1920s,” Patricia Rosales; 20 February, “Syphilis and the Imperial Outlook,” Karol Weaver; 27 February, “Discovering the History of Medical Ethics,” Robert Baker; 6 March, “A Nineteenth-Century Literary Physician: S. Weir Mitchell’s Medical Work and Imaginative Writing,” Nancy Cervetti; 13 March, “The Journey of the Clinical Thermometer from Hospital to Home in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries,” Hilary Aquino; 20 March, “‘A Deep Fund of Hatred and Resentment’: Clinical Encounters in Eighteenth-Century England,” Lynda Stephenson Payne; 27 March, “Gendering Healing: Magic, Medicine, and the Body in Renaissance Italy,” Katharine Park; 10 April, “‘The Shackles of Decay’: Alcohol and Heredity in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century,” Elizabeth Armstrong; 17 April, “Nature’s ‘Awful Retribution’: The Politics of AIDS and the American Right,” Peter L. Allen; and 24 April, “Brainstorming Charcot: Reflections on Scientific Biography,” Toby Gelfand.

European Research Conferences. “Coping with Sickness: Medicine, Law, and Human Rights: Historical Perspectives” was the title of a conference at Castelvecchio Pascoli, Italy, from 22–27 March 1997. For further information, contact: Dr. Josip Hendekovic, European Science Foundation, 1 quai Lezay-Memésia, 67080 Strasbourg Cedex, France (tel.: 33-3-88-76-71; fax: 33...

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