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  • Dr. Shelley McKellar, launches new book, Artificial Hearts: The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology

    Dr. Shelley McKellar, the Jason A. Hannah Chair in the History of Medicine, has published a new book, Artificial Hearts:  The Allure and Ambivalence of a Controversial Medical Technology.  A Brief Synopsis: Artificial hearts are seductive devices. Their promissory nature as a cure for heart failure aligned neatly with the twentieth-century American medical community’s view of…


  • Compassionate Care Curriculum

    Positive Dilemmas: Our Journey in Developing a New Online Curriculum

    Our team is designing, implementing, and evaluating a new online curriculum (i.e., 12 week, 39-hour course) that provides clinician-educators with information on and strategies for actively involving patients in health professions education (HPE). Our initial plan is that this curriculum will target students in the Diploma, Master, or Doctorate in HPE at the University of…


  • Dr. Arnold P. Gold co-founder of The Gold Foundation, 1925-2018

    AMS would like to acknowledge the passing of Dr. Arnold Perlman Gold, co-founder of The Arnold P. Gold Foundation on January 23 in New York City. He was 92. Dr. Gold was a world-renowned pediatric neurologist, a Professor at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and a master diagnostician who became an international leader…


  • AMS Increases Commitment to History of Medicine with Launch of NEW Award

    AMS is a charitable organization with more than eighty years of funding History of Medicine initiatives such as grants, fellowships, studentships and the prestigious Hannah Chairs at 8 Schools of Medicine in Canada. The History of Medicine and Healthcare Program, launched by AMS in 2015, was developed to promote scholarship, teaching and public interest in…


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