2019 Visiting Speaker Series
2019 Visiting Speaker
Dr Shauna Devine, 2019 Guest Lecturer Dr Scott Harris Podolsky, Dr Shelley McKellar, Dr Paul Potter
On November 21 Dr. Scott Harris Podolsky, MD Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University presented on the topic of "The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics"
About: Dr. Podolsky is a professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at the Blavatnik Institute of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. His work focuses on the history of 19th- and 20th-century therapeutics and medical evolution, with a focus on the history of antibiotics, the evolving authority of the controlled clinical trial, and relationships among physicians, medical journals, the pharmaceutical industry, and governmental agencies. Dr. Podolsky has co-authored Generation of Diversity: Clonal Selection Theory and the Rise of Molecular Immunology (1997), authored Pneumonia before Antibiotics: Therapeutic Evolution and Evaluation in Twentieth-Century America (2006), co-edited Oliver Wendell Holmes: Physician and Man of Letters (2009), and most recently authored The Antibiotic Era: Reform, Resistance, and the Pursuit of a Rational Therapeutics (2015).
Dr Shauna Devine interviews Dr Scott Podolosky about his upcoming public lecture and visit to the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
- Five Questions with Scott Harris Podolsky (PDF, 357KB)