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Test of plutonium fission bomb, Nevada, 1951. Troops observed 6 miles from ground zero before conducting maneuvers.
David Rothman
Social Medicine & History, Columbia University

"Whatever Happened to Human Experimentation?"
Special Events

Wed., Apr. 10, 2002, 7:30pm
Location: Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, MO
The Hall Center, in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library, announces the second annual series of talks under the general title Whatever Happened To?? Speakers will address subjects or ideas that seemed vital to the 20th century, but are now struggling to stay the course. For the exact spin each speaker gives to the question, you will simply have to attend the talks.

David Rothman was trained in social history at Harvard University. His 1971 book, The Discovery of the Asylum, winner of the Albert J. Beveridge Prize of the American Historical Association, traceds the early history of mental hospitals, prisons, and almshouses. Conscience and Convenience (1980) brings the story up to the present. In 1983, Professor Rothman joined the Columbia medical school faculty. In 1991, he published Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision Making. He has taken a particular interest in ethics, human rights, and medicine, writing extensively on the ethics of human experimentation. He chaired the Bellagio Task Force on the International Traffic in Organs and is now helping to implement its recommendations.

This event is free and open to the public.

April 10, 2002
7:30 p.m.
Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th Street
Kansas City, MO

Other related events:
Research Grand Rounds: "The Future of Genetic Enhancement"
Norval Morris, "Whatever Happened to Prison Reform?"
Walter Bgoya, "Whatever Happened to the Cold War?"
William Staples, "Whatever Happened to Privacy?"
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