The Past And Future of Primary Care
(Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)
Join us for Dr. Joel Howell's lecture on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from noon till 1 pm in person or online. The lecture will take place in East Fee Hall in Room C102 (the Patenge Room), and can be accessed live at bioethics.msu.edu. more information...
Joel Howell MD PhD is the Victor Vaughan Professor of the History of Medicine, and a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine (Medical School), History (College of Literature, Science, & the Arts), and Health Management and Policy (School of Public Health), at the University of Michigan. He practices primary care (as well as hospitalist care) and studies the history of medicine, with special emphasis on the history of medical technology. In so doing, he tried to understand how and why US medicine has become obsessed with the use of medical technology. Part of the answer to this question comes from the ways in which we choose to organize clinical practice, including the contingent nature of our current system of specialties.