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2015 Bilson Lecture

The Montreal Medicine Show at Expo 67: Avant Garde Humanism and Canada's World Exhibition
by Steven Palmer
Professor, Department of History, University of Windsor.
Canada Research Chair in History of International Health.

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015
7:30 pm
Reception to follow
Fireplace Room, University Club.

For Expo 67. Montreal's medical elites were tasked with producing pavilions and exhibits on the state of world medicine in a way that spanned science and the arts. They incorporated extraordinary national and international talent to produce an engaging medicine show with a decidedly avant garde edge that became a popular hit. The talk explores the health and medicine theme as an example of the grand humanist message intended by Expo's creators to provide a non-commercial backbone to Canada's one globally significant world exhibition -- and of how it was radically transformed.

All are welcome.

Sponsored by:
Department of History, Bilson Lecture Fund, Canada Research Chair in Medical History, College of Arts and Science, and College of Medicine.

For more info. contact: Erika Dyck

Click here to view the poster