Can medical specimens be more than mere objects of study and curiosity?
Sarah Halter, Executive Director, Indiana Medical History Museum
Sarah Halter will discuss the history of the Museum's specimen collection, about the history of the Indiana Medical History Museum's specimen collection, how and why they were collected in the early 20th century at the Pathological Department of Central State Hospital, their contribution to current research on schizophrenia, and our new efforts to "rehumanize" them..
How to create a drug epidemic
Dan Rusyniak, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University
In 2016, more Americans died from drug overdoses than died in the entire Vietnam war. How did we get to this point? This talk will focus on the role of physicians, hospitals, regulatory agencies, and the pharmaceutical companies in the current opioid epidemic.