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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 4:00pm

The Department of Languages, Literature, and Cultures Invites You to Attend Its Inaugural Medical Humanities Lecture:

The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

Arthur Allen, currently editor at Politico's Pro eHealth, has decades of experience in journalism as a correspondent for The Associated Press. He covered the war in El Salvador for three years and was based in Germany in the 1990s. He is the author of Vaccine (Norton, 2007), a social and scientific history of vaccination, and Ripe (Counterpoint, 2011), a study of tomato breeding, genetics, and production.


Free and open to the public.
For information, contact: ihgms@acad.umass.edu (Lara Curtis) or jskolnik@german.umass.edu (Jonathan Skolnik)

Presented with generous support from the Amesbury Endowment for Polish Language, Literature and Culture; the College of Natural Sciences; the Department of Biology; the Department of History; the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies; the Department of Microbiology; and the Program in German and Scandinavian Studies.