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"The History of Islamic Medicine" - Pearson Lecture

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:00pm


South Auditorium, 801 N. Rutledge St., Springfield


Abdul Nasser Kaadan, MD, PhD., will present “The History of Islamic Medicine” during Southern Illinois University School of Medicine’s annual Pearson Lecture. A native of Syria, Kaadan, an orthopedic surgeon, is a visiting International Professor of History at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah. He is President of the International Society for History of Islamic Medicine.

The lecture, sponsored by the Department of Medical Humanities and Friends of the Pearson Museum, is named in honor of Dr. Emmet F. Pearson, a Springfield physician who was also a professor emeritus in the internal medicine and medical humanities departments at SIU. He died in June 1996. For more information about the Aug. 23 lecture, please call the SIU Department of Medical Humanities at 545-4261.


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