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Aug
27
2020

Covid-19 and the Lessons of History: What Lessons, Which History? - Sarah Rodriguez - MH&B Montgomery Lectures

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When: Thursday, August 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Central

Where: Online

Cost: FREE – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Contact: Myria Knox   312.503.7962

Group: Medical Humanities & Bioethics Lunchtime Montgomery Lectures

Category: Academic, Lectures & Meetings, Grand Rounds

Description:

The Master of Arts in Medical Humanities & Bioethics presents

A Montgomery Lecture with

Sarah B. Rodriguez, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Global Health Studies
Lecturer, Medical Education
Core Faculty, MH&B Graduate Program

Covid-19 and the Lessons of History: What Lessons, Which History?

Given the parallels between our current pandemic and earlier ones–especially perhaps the influenza pandemic of 1918-1920–it is obvious some seek to find lessons from this earlier pandemic that are applicable to our current time. After first considering some of the parallels between the pandemic of a century ago and the one we are living in today, I will then consider the usefulness of the adage ‘those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it’ as a lesson of history, and end by considering which history we should be remembering.

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