2014 Annual Lecture, Friday, March 21st

David S. Jones, MD., PhD. (Harvard)

David S. Jones MD PhDThis year's CMLA lecture, entitled On the Origins of Therapies: The Development of Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, 19501970. will be presented on Friday, March 21 by David S. Jones, author of Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care (2013). Jones completed his A.B. at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. Today, Dr. Jones is the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, a joint position between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard created to foster collaborations in the medical humanities and social sciences across the two campuses. His current research explores the history of decision making in cardiac therapeutics, attempting to understand how cardiologists and cardiac surgeons implement new technologies of cardiac revascularization. This research culminated in his recent work, Broken Hearts: The Tangled History of Cardiac Care (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) examines why it can be so difficult for physicians to determine the efficacy and safety of their treatments. Much of this story focuses upon Cleveland-based innovations, and therefore should be of considerable interest to CMLA members. While in Cleveland, Dr. Jones will be conducting research on Claude S. Beck, pioneering Cleveland cardiovascular surgeon, for a forthcoming book, entitled On the Origins of Therapies, which will trace the evolution of coronary artery bypass surgery.

The lecture begins at 6:00PM in the Ford Auditorium, to be followed by a reception in the Powell Room of the Allen Memorial Medical Library.

If you plan on attending please RSVP by March 18th to dzwinka.holian@case.edu or call 216-368-3642

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