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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
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.
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