Wednesday, November 7, 2012 – 6:00 p.m.
Palmer Howard Amphitheatre, McIntyre Medical Science Building, 5th Floor
Dr. David J. Rothman
Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine
Professor of History, and Director of the Center on Medicine as a Profession
College of Physicians and Surgeons
David Rothman is the Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine, Professor of History, and the Director of the Center on Medicine as a Profession at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. An historian by training, he has written extensively about a variety of issues in the social history of medicine.
Educated at Columbia University (B.A. 1958) and at Harvard (Ph.D. 1964), David Rothman’s books include: Beginnings Count: The Technological Imperative in American Health Care (1997); Strangers at the Bedside: A History of How Law and Bioethics Transformed Medical Decision-making (1991); The Willowbrook Wars (1984); and The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic (1971; new ed., 1990). He has most recently published The Pursuit of Perfection: The Promise and Perils of Medical Enhancement, co-authored with Sheila Rothman. He has also explored human rights and ethics in medicine, addressing abuses in the conduct of human experimentation, how AIDS came to infect Romanian orphans, and how trafficking in organs for transplantation became a global phenomenon.
His current focus is on the place of professionalism in medicine, with a particular interest in issues of physician-industry relationships and conflict of interest.
Info : 514-398-6033
September 19, 2012