Bombs, Bullets, Bugs and Biologists: World War I and America's Global Emergence in Biomedical Science
This lecture will explore the intersection of history, culture, science, and ethics during a critical period in the emergence of the United States as a world leader in biomedical science, set against a backdrop of global military conflict, sweeping geopolitical turmoil, and stunning advances in humanity's fight against infectious diseases. Presented through a biographical perspective of one of America's
legendary scientists, Harvard University's Richard Pearson Strong, the story is critical today as we prepare for the 21st century's new confrontation with unprecedented global pandemics and unparalleled global resurgence of infectious disease.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 11:00am to 11:50am