2015 Annual Meeting

History of Pathology Society

2015 Annual Meeting

Room CC 208, March 22 2015, 3:30pm to 5:00pm

David N. Louis, Robert H. Young, Michael O'Brien

Boston Pathology: The Founders and Their Descendents

Educational Objective

To plan for the future of the discipline, it is essential to have an understanding of the history of pathology. Given that many of the earliest North American institutions featuring pathology departments began in Boston and given that many early advances in pathology in the United States happened in Boston, the study of the history of pathology in Boston is of particular interest. Moreover, the study of the history of pathology in Boston allows the parallel study of how hospitals and medical schools developed in the United States over the past 200 years. The planned program addresses the different eras of Boston pathology. The topic is determined by the President of the Society, in consultation with the Secretary-Treasurer and with the other possible speakers. This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pathologists who are interested in learning from the history of their discipline, given that the study of history may provide information that can guide future decisions. Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the three early eras in the development of Boston pathology
  • Recount the biographical outlines of some of the most influential pathologists of these eras
  • Interpret this information in light of the history of pathology at their own institutions

Session Credits: CME = 1.5 / SAMs = N/A

Agenda

3:30pm
The 19th Century and the Era of Physician-Pathologists: The Warrens and Their Colleagues
Speaker: Robert H. Young, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Handouts: View PDF
3:30pm
Companion Meeting Moderator
Speaker: David N. Louis, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
4:00pm
The Turn of the Last Century and the Transition to Full-Time Pathologists: Frank Burr Mallory, William Councilman and James Homer Wright
Speaker: Michael J. O'Brien, MD, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
4:30pm
The Early 20th Century and the Spread of Pathology in Boston: The Many Hospitals and Many Descendents
Speaker: David N. Louis, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

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