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Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
Title:  New Drugs, Old Problems: The Sulfonamide Revolution and Children’s Health Care Delivery in the United States, 1933-1949
Description:  Drawing on pediatric patient records housed at the National Library of Medicine, Dr. Connolly explores the transformation wrought by the sulfonamides in medical and nursing practice at Baltimore’s Sydenham Hospital. Published articles, oral histories, and physician memoirs reveal only part of the story of one of the most pivotal scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century. Through patient records, which rarely survive intact, it is possible to appreciate the ways in which the new therapeutics demanded more intense bedside care, enhanced laboratory facilities, and new levels of cooperation. Examining patient records also reveals how and why the care of infants and children with infectious diseases made demands on physicians and nurses that differed from those facing clinicians treating adult patients. Finally, the clinical practices, policy debates, and legal infrastructure that arose in the context of the sulfonamides provided a template for pediatric drug development going forward that exists into the present day.

Series Name:  NLM History of Medicine Lecture Series
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Thursday, October 15, 2020   2:00pm - 3:00pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
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Name:   Cynthia Connolly PhD, RN, FAAN
Title:   Professor of Nursing and Associate Director
Organization:   University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing

Organization(s):  [NIH] National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 38A (Lister Hill National Center)
Street Address:  38A Library Drive
City:  Bethesda
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  20892

Name:   Ken Koyle
Phone:   301-827-4599
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