Medicine in Film

Wednesday, 20 January 2010 - 7:30pmSaturday, 23 January 2010 - 10:00pm

Mutter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street, and other venues

Medicine in Film

A Symposium

Medical films were among the first moving pictures, and the field of medicine continues to pioneer breakthroughs in film technology. This symposium explores the history of medicine in film: from early documentaries of surgical procedures to training shorts, hygiene tutorials, and contemporary digital imaging. The conference concludes with an evening of screenings in the historic surgical amphitheater of Pennsylvania Hospital.

Presented by Community Screen and the Greater Philadelphia Film Office

With support from the History of Medicine Division, National Library of Medicine, the Penn Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania Health System, the Orphan Film Symposium, Penn Cinema Studies, Philadelphia Cinema and Media Seminar, the Penn Department of History and Sociology of Science, Drexel University College of Medicine Archives, and Hollywood Vaults.

In collaboration with The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, International House Philadelphia, the Secret Cinema and the Pennsylvania Hospital.

This program has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities' We the People initiative on American History.

To register, and for more information: medicalfilmsymposium.com

Detail, film still, "Let My People Live," 1938.