Join us on Wednesday, October 10 at 6pm when Dr. Edward Halperin kicks off the 2018/19 History of the Health Sciences Lecture Series with “This is a Christian institution and we will tolerate no Jews here”: The Brooklyn Interns Hazing Episodes of 1916 & 1927.
Though anti-semitism in early 20th century U.S. medical education was pervasive, it rarely resulted in acts of violence. The exception was in Brooklyn where Jewish interns were twice assaulted at Kings County Hospital in 1916 and 1927. Dr. Halperin will present the findings of his recent research on these incidents and discuss the implications of the assaults in light of the current debate on immigration and higher education. A reception will follow.
The lecture will take place in Conference Room 103A in the Knowledge Center of the Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library, Hammer Building, 701 West 168th St.
All are welcome to attend but we ask that you register in advance: https://cumc.columbia.libcal.com/event/4536597
We look forward to seeing you at what promises to be a fascinating evening.