Monday, Jan 30, 2017, 7:30 pm
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA
Massachusetts has a rich tradition of outstanding medical accomplishments that
date back four centuries: the first public health program in the country; the oldest
medical journal in the world; the discovery of anesthesia and pain management; the
birth of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; the beginning of cancer
chemotherapy; the first kidney transplantation; the #1 medical school; and the
largest research hospital in the country. This lecture will develop a time-line of how
this came to pass and why Massachusetts is still the trend-setter of the nation.
John Truman came to the Massachusetts General Hospital as an intern in 1960
because it was regarded as the finest hospital in the world. He still believes that to
be true even though he has spent half of his career at a competing Ivy League
medical center (he is Professor Emeritus and Special Lecturer at Columbia
RSVP's are closed for this event.