Who is Responsible for the Culture of Medicine?
Held on Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Radcliffe Gymnasium, Harvard University, Cambridge
Medicine has become a defining feature of modern society. It simultaneously shapes, and is shaped by, our cultural values and practices. To understand medicine, it is necessary to broaden the inquiry beyond the biomedical sciences to include the humanities, arts and social sciences. The Ackerman Program will foster broad-ranging collaborative scholarship, and activities that explore the many cultures of medicine.
The A. Bernard Ackerman Endowment for the Culture of Medicine established a professorship and supports a wide range of activities that encourage collaboration among the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), Harvard Medical School (HMS), and other departments throughout the University.
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