Northwestern University

Thu 12:00 PM

The Really Big Rivals - Richard J. Miller

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When: Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM  

Where: Robert H Lurie Medical Research Center, Searle Seminar Room (Ground Floor), 303 E. Superior, Chicago, IL 60611 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Bryan Morrison   312.503.1927

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Lectures & Meetings

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The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics program presents

A Montgomery Lecture


Richard J. Miller, PhD
Alfred Newton Richards Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Really Big Rivals

The debate between Luigi Galvani and Alessandro Volta on whether animals were capable of making electricity was one of the most important in the history of science. A newly discovered play by their exact contemporary Richard Brinsley Sheridan describes their intellectual and experimental rivalries.

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