Medical Historian to Deliver Health Sciences Library Lecture

By Lois Baker

Release Date: October 10, 1997

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- George E. Haddad, M.D., a resident physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a doctoral student at Yale University School of Graduate Studies, will present the C.K. Huang Lecture at the 22nd annual meeting of the Friends of the Health Sciences Library.

The meeting will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, in the Austin Flint Main Reading Room of the University at Buffalo Health Sciences Library on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The event coincides with recognition of October as National Library Month.

Haddad’s lecture is entitled "Medical Memories: Commemorations of Robert Koch’s Discovery of the Tubercle Bacillus."

The C.K. Huang Lecture is named in honor of the former director of the UB Health Sciences Library.

Haddad teaches “Cultures of Western Medicine” in Yale’s Department of the History of Medicine and Science, and organized the 1997 Joint Atlantic Seminar for the History of Biology and Medicine at Yale. His writings on the development of the germ theory have appeared in various publications.

After graduating from UB’s Honors Program in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, Haddad earned his medical degree from the UB School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and completed a four-month clerkship in cardiology and pediatrics at Charité Hospital in Berlin, Germany. He also completed an internship in internal medicine at Millard Fillmore Hospital.