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Chicago Area Medical Archivists October 24 symposium showcases surgical history in Chicago

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists seventh annual history symposium, scheduled for October 24, at UIC’s Library of the Health Sciences, features three presentations on significant medical events in Chicago history.

Marlene Fishman, B.S.E., will speak on The Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary: Celebrating 150 Years of Patient Care, Research and Education. Sidney Blair, M.D., Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons, presents on The Life of Emil Beck, M.D., Chicago Surgeon. James L. Stone, M.D., Department of Neurological Surgery, UIC, presents Oscar Sugar's Historic Contributions to the Successful Separation of Total Craniopagus Twins.

The program takes place from 10:00 am to noon in the Special Collections Department (Room 320) of the Library of the Health Sciences. For more information, contact Kevin O’Brien (

The Chicago Area Medical Archivists (CAMA) is an informal group of archivists, librarians, healthcare professionals, and others interested in medical history in the Chicago area. CAMA promotes collaborative efforts among participating members and their employing institutions, and increased awareness and appreciation of the Chicago area's important medical history for the research community and general public. CAMA advocates preservation and access to local archival resources and endeavors to provide information for researchers., field_56ba6f8fdb00c

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