EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS





Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 5pm

Bookmark Indy Launch Event at the Indiana Medical History Museum

This event is sold out.


Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2pm

Racing & Medicine Part III

presented by Norma Erickson

Join us for Part III of the Medicine & Racing Series presented by Norma Erickson.

C.B. Bohner, Chief Medical Officer of the Indianapolis 500 from 1952-1959, served during a challenging time in the race's history. He championed increased safety measures for the drivers and was often called upon to be Chief Comforting Officer. After he retired from medical practice, he moved to Husaca, Hidalgo, in Mexico where his adventures continued.

Advanced registration is required for this virtual presentation. 

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm 

Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler: The 1st Black female physician in the US (1864)

Inaugural George H. Rawls, MD Memorial Lecture on the History of Minorities and Medicine

presented by Melody McCloud, MD

More information and registration for this virtual event are coming soon.


Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 5:30pm

Fall Installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series

More information and registration for this virtual event are coming soon.


PAST EVENTS

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos VI

presented by Norma Erickson and Sarah Halter

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Learn the history of some of our staff members’ favorite Gadgets & Gizmos.

Recording coming soon.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:30pm

Voices from the Past: Storyteller Series at the Johnson County Museum of History

The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Indiana

presented by Sarah Halter

at the Johnson County Museum of History. 

Listen to part of Sarah's June 8th interview with Chris Wooldridge of KORN Country 100.3 in Franklin, Indiana. Click here.


Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2pm

Annual Lande Family Lecture

Medical Education and Body Snatching in Indiana

presented by Sarah Halter

View the recording here.


Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5pm

Spring Installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series

Old Drug, New Issues - Cannabis and OWI in the Recreational Age

presented by Michelle Glinn, PhD F-ABFT 

Forensic toxicologist Michelle Glinn summarizes the history and legal climate of cannabis, its pharmacology, and the known effects on driving. This presentation discusses a typical OWI case and the limitations placed on court testimony when the incident happens in a state that has legalized recreational use of the drug.

View the recording here


Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2pm

Early Woman Physicians at Central State Hospital

presented by Sarah Halter

View the recording here.

Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2pm

Annual John E. Pless, MD Memorial Central State Circle Lecture

Presidential Disabilities and Indiana's Role in the Crafting the 25th Amendment

presented by historian and IMHM Education Manager, Norma Erickson, MA and retired Indianapolis attorney Gary Shaw, JD

View the recording here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7pm

Getting to the Heart of It

“I am compensated by allowing myself to believe that while the scientific man can tell you the exact size, location, pulse, musculature, and color of the heart, we emotionalists can find and touch it quicker.”

Join the Ray Bradbury Center and the Indiana Medical History Museum as we ponder the confusing and enticing properties of the human heart from both the scientific and emotionalist perspective.

View the recording here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos V

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Guess what they are-- then learn the true story. This time, in addition to IMHM staff members, we have a third special guest presenter, William McNiece, MD.

View the recording here.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 2pm

19th Century Spiritualism and Medicine

Glenn B. Mather, MD Memorial Lecture and Annual Meeting of the Membership (virtual)

presented by R. Gregory Lande, DO

View the recording here.

Saturday, November 14,2020 at 12:30pm

Moral Treatment and the Indiana Hospital for the Insane

presented by Sarah M. Halter

part of the Spirit & Place Festival event  "Get A Grip: Get Connected to Resources, Information, and Professional Mental Health Care"

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6pm

Virtual Book Event with Author and Librarian Megan Rosenbloom

We're proud to be working with our friends at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library at IUSM to bring you this virtual book event. Librarian and author Megan Rosenbloom will discuss her new book, Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.

For more information about Megan Rosenbloom or her new book, check out the Ruth Lilly Medical Library blog here.

View the recording here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5pm

In Service to Our Military: Identification of Missing Service Members from Past Conflicts

IMHM Fall Forensics Lecture presented by the Indiana Medical History Museum in partnership with the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center (formerly U of I Archaeology & Forensics Laboratory)

THIS EVENT WAS NOT RECORDED.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2pm

"When Fate Overtakes a Race Driver": E. Rogers Smith, MD, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2nd Medical Officer

presented by Norma Erickson

View the recording here.

Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos IV

presented by Norma Erickson and Sarah Halter

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Guess what they are-- then learn the true story!

"The Evolution of the Medical Instrument Trade" View the recording here.

"Betwixt Myth and Modernity: Aesclepius and his daughters meet scientific medicine" View the recording here.

Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2pm

The 1918 Pandemic: Indianapolis Confronts the 1918 Spanish Influenza

presented by William McNiece, MD and Bill Beck both from the Marion County Historical Society

Watch the recording here.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Emerging Viruses and Pandemics: Lessons from HIV/AIDS

presented by William H. Schneider, Phd

Watch the recording here.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Annual Lande Family Lecture

Picturing Nightingale: How Visual Culture Assisted the Rise of Nursing Professionals

presented by Jane E. Schultz, PhD

Watch the recording here.

To see a list of other past events, click here.

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