Measles and Memory: Perspectives from the Medical Humanities

Event Description:

In 1967, the U.S. Public Health Service predicted the imminent eradication of measles as an infectious disease in this country. More than fifty years later, we are witnessing the resurgence of measles in the United States, with more than 1,200 cases in 30 states reported to date in 2019. How does a "vanquished" and preventable disease become an epidemic?  How can insights from the medical humanities help us understand the stubborn persistence of measles as a childhood disease? 

Please join us for a panel presentation by NYU faculty, featuring Arthur Caplan (Professor of Bioethics), Perri Klass (Professor of Journalism and Pediatrics), David Oshinsky (Professor of History and Medicine), and Dara Regaignon (Associate Professor of English). The panel will be moderated by Trace Jordan (Clinical Professor in the College Core Curriculum). 

Event Location:
NYU Center for the Humanities
20 Cooper Square
Second Floor
New York, NY
United States
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Date: October 2, 2019

Start Time: 6:00 pm
End Time: 7:30 pm

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