Anatomy and its Legacies: Artistic, Ethical, Scientific

Subject

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Ackerman Program on Medicine and Culture (Harvard University)
Slipp, Naomi
Hodge, Christina J.
Morgan, Michèle E., 1962-
Hildebrandt, Sabine
Anatomy
Medical illustration
Archaeology
Medical Ethics
DVDs
Symposia (conferences)
Podolsky, Scott H.

Description

Anatomists throughout history have worked to discover new angles of approach to the human body in order to reach the fullest understanding of its complexities. In this symposium, our four speakers endeavor to do the same, coming from different perspectives to examine the complex history of anatomical study. Join us as we examine anatomy through the lenses of ethics, art, and science.

Christina J. Hodge and Michele E. Morgan will outline the osteological, archaeological, and archival approaches to studying the collection of anatomized skeletal material found under Harvard’s Holden Chapel to illuminate the social and institutional contexts of early nineteenth-century anatomization. Naomi Slipp will look at anatomy from an artistic perspective, examining the materials produced by Dr. Henry Jacob Bigelow and artist Oscar Wallis as an example of the collaboration of 19th-century American art and medicine. And Sabine Hildebrandt, an internationally recognized expert on the ethics and history of anatomy in National Socialist Germany, will discuss the ethics of Eduard Pernkopf’s anatomy studies.


“Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University”
Christina J. Hodge, Academic Curator and Collections Manager of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections, and Museum Associate at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University
Michele E. Morgan, Museum Curator of Osteology and Paleoanthropology & Senior Osteologist at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University

“A Collaborative Endeavor: Oscar Wallis & Henry Jacob Bigelow’s Anatomical Teaching Illustrations”
Naomi Slipp, 2014-15 Barra Foundation Fellow in American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and PhD candidate in the Department of the History of Art & Architecture at Boston University

“Ethical transgressions in anatomy during the Third Reich: The Pernkopf story”
Sabine Hildebrandt, Assistant Professor in the Department of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Abstract

Video of the October 15, 2014 symposium "Anatomy and its Legacies: Artistic, Ethical, Scientific" hosted by the Center for the History of Medicine and the Ackerman Program on Medicine and Culture. Speakers are Christina J. Hodge, Michele E. Morgan, Naomi Slipp, and Sabine Hildebrandt, with introductions by Scott Podolsky.

Table Of Contents

0:00:00 - “Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University” by Christina J. Hodge and Michele E. Morgan

0:38:18 - “A Collaborative Endeavor: Oscar Wallis & Henry Jacob Bigelow’s Anatomical Teaching Illustrations” by Naomi Slipp

1:07:33 - “Ethical transgressions in anatomy during the Third Reich: The Pernkopf story” by Sabine Hildebrandt

Creator

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Ackerman Program on Medicine and Culture (Harvard University)

Date Created

2014 October 15

Contributor

Podolsky, Scott H.
Slipp, Naomi
Hodge, Christina J.
Morgan, Michèle E., 1962-
Hildebrandt, Sabine

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Format

video

Extent

01:38:43 (289MB)

Medium

MP4 video

Language

English

Type

moving image

Identifier

https://vimeo.com/111664953

Rights Holder

Additional credits for “Teachings of the Dead: The Archaeology of Anatomized Remains from Holden Chapel, Harvard University” by Christina J. Hodge and Michele E. Morgan are as follows: Depicted Homo sapiens sapiens osteological remains © President and Fellows of Harvard College, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University. PM# 2009.4.26.0, 2009.4.46.0, 2009.4.140.0, 2009.4.144.0, 2009.4.157.0, 2009.4.159.0, 2009.4.164.0, 2009.4.167.0, 2009.4.382.0, 2009.4.383.0. ; Holden Chapel: UAI.15.10.3 Pf, Harvard College student room: HUPSF Student Rooms 104, A midnight foray: HUD 850.36 (A, page 21), Harvard University Archives.

Original Format

DVD

Duration

01:38:43

Compression

MP4 Video

Citation

Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine) and Ackerman Program on Medicine and Culture (Harvard University), “Anatomy and its Legacies: Artistic, Ethical, Scientific,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed November 20, 2017, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/13673.

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