2017 – 2018

Konstantin Starikov

Head of Access Services, Alumni Medical Library
“A History of Medicine in the Russian Empire” – Talk
March 28, 2018

The BUSM Historical Society and Medical Humanities thank Dr. Konstantin Starikov for an excellent journey through the Russian Empire’s great leaps in medicine. Russian doctors from the Tsarist period made myriad contributions to the field of medicine, from Dr. Pavlov (and his dogs) to Dr. Korotkov (inventor of auscultation blood pressure reading), to Dr. Chekhov (the physician and modernist novelist/playwright.)

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Memoirs of Boston City Hospital

Hosted by: Student National Medical Society (SNMA), Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), BUSM Historical Society, The Beat, and Medical Humanities.
November 30, 2017

BUSM celebrated the past and explored the history of Boston City Hospital (BCH). An intimate group of faculty and students attended “Memoirs of Boston City Hospital,” held in Hiebert Lounge. The two-part event began with roundtable discussions lead by individuals who had worked at BCH. Participants spoke fondly about their earlier days as residents and young physicians, most notably at a time when HIV was a new disease with little information for diagnosis. The second part of the program included a historic overview and look ahead from Drs. Witzburg and James, respectively. For the list of attendees and more information, please click here.

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Annual Tunnel Tour – Dr. Hughes

November 29, 2019

The BUSM Historical Society thanks Dr. Hughes for hosting another adventure through the tunnels that lurk beneath BMC’s campus! These tunnels once served as a highway beneath Boston City Hospital to transport patients, equipment, and staff. Join us next year to experience one of Boston Medical Center’s most hidden and curious treasures!

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Annual Countway Library Tour

October 10, 2017

Thank you for joining the BUSM Historical Society on our annual tour of Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library! Students enjoyed the collection’s notable attractions, including: the skull of famed railroad worker Phineas Gage and the tamping iron that made him famous, and a collection of centuries-old medical texts (including some early pressings of Andreas Vesalius’ De humani corporis fabrica). See you next year!

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